The Cavaliers visited the Knicks in Madison Square Garden Thursday night and got embarrassed to the tune of 117-86. But not only were the Cavaliers embarrassed as a team, both Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett (we’ll get to him a moment) were embarrassed individually at the hands of J.R. Smith.
Midway through the 3rd quarter, Smith hit Thompson with a step back move that sent the forward sprawling to the floor. And to make matters worse, Smith also hit the jump shot after the step back.
But Thompson wasn’t the only Cavalier to get some action from Smith. Rookie Anthony Bennett also got hit with a hesitation move by Smith that left him stuck in his sneakers. Smith followed the move off with a pretty spectacular dunk.
All in all, it was a pretty good night for J.R. Smith and a horrible night for the Cleveland Cavaliers.