The New York Knicks were able to even up their second-round series with the Indiana Pacers earlier this week despite the continued shooting slump of J.R. Smith. While Smith has the ability to carry the team at times, coach Mike Woodson told ESPN Radio -- via Newsday -- that he isn't afraid to sit the streaky shooter for longer periods of time if his cold streak continues.
"I'll gauge J.R. as we go along and if I feel he's not giving me anything, I could always turn to other guys on that bench," he said. "I feel good about the guys who come in off the bench, just like I feel good about J.R. But if he's struggling and I feel the need that I got to pull him, I will do that as the head coach."