J.R. Smith moved to 14th on the NBA’s all-time three level capturing listing after he knocked down 5-7 from deep in opposition to the Bucks.
Smith is having a tough go from deep this season solely capturing 30 p.c total on the yr, so Tuesday evening was a reasonably big change of tempo for the Cavaliers capturing guard.
What was the distinction? It needed to be the footwear, based on LeBron James. Smith wore the LeBron 15’s final evening whereas he went on a tear in opposition to Milwaukee, so in fact James was happy.
“I told him it was the shoes. He finally decided to wear my shoes after a long conversation, he finally decided to wear them and had a breakout game,” James mentioned jokingly to reporters.
And you already know what they are saying — if it ain’t broke, don’t repair it.
This isn’t the primary time Smith has worn the footwear, nevertheless. He wore the identical pair earlier this season in opposition to within the Cavaliers’ matchup in opposition to the Boston Celtics. Here they’re up shut.
Smith shot 1-Three in that sport, which isn’t horrible. It additionally isn’t nice, both. To be truthful to James, Smith hasn’t worn the footwear solely all through this season. He’s been seen in Kobe AD’s and LeBron 14’s all through most of it.
So possibly the 15 is an efficient change of tempo for Smith? Who is aware of. Whatever he’s doing, although, I’m certain he’ll attempt to hold doing it after final evening’s efficiency.