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BOSTON (CBS) — It wouldn’t be a Boston-New York playoff series without a bit of bad blood, and in the current series between the Celtics and Knicks, we have some thanks to J.R. Smith.
The Knicks’ second-leading scorer was ejected from Game 3 and suspended from Game 4 due to his intentional elbow to the face of Jason Terry. The Celtics ended up winning that Game 4 in overtime, with Smith watching, unable to try to help the Knicks complete a four-game sweep.
But Smith was back at practice on Tuesday, and he made sure to get in a good amount of trash talk against Terry.
“Who? I don’t even know who that is,” Smith said when asked about Terry, according to The Boston Globe.
And when asked another question about Terry, Smith once again pleaded the fifth.
“Who?” he said. “Who is that?”
Terry, of course, is pretty well-known in the NBA, what with his 1,101 regular-season games, 91 postseason games, 1,911 successful 3-pointers and 2011 NBA championship, which he won with the Dallas Mavericks. Most recently, Smith might recognize Terry as the guy who scored 18 points against the Knicks on Sunday.
Game 5 is Wednesday night, and Terry will likely be sure to introduce himself to Smith, one way or another.