J.R. Smith’s shooting consistency has gotten increasingly worse as the playoffs wear on, but his teammates only want him to do one thing: “keep shooting.”
“It’s just something where he’s just gotta keep shooting. Every shooter goes through a slump, that’s what it is.” his teammate Raymond Felton said. “He’s human, he’s not perfect. He’s gotta keep shooting the ball because we definitely need his scoring.”
Smith averaged 18 points per game on 42 percent shooting during the regular season, but in the three games against the Pacers, he went 4-12, 3-15 and 4-15 from the field consecutively.
“Regardless of if I miss five or six shots in a row the next seven or eight is going up regardless”, J.R. said. “I am a streaky shooter and that is how I get in my rhythm. That is how my teammates want us to play.”