That's what Mike Woodson had to be thinking after J.R. Smith launched a 3-pointer with 19 seconds to play and the score tied at 100 in Friday's Knicks-Rockets game.
Instead of holding the ball for the last shot, Smith launched a 3. Aaron Brooks was fouled as players went after the ensuing rebound. He knocked both free throws down to give the Rockets a 102-100 lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Afterward, Smith tweeted:
Bone head play! Slander well deserved!
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) January 4, 2014
Smith's play is the latest in an increasingly long list of "bonehead" plays by the Knicks late in games.
On the top of that list was Andrea Bargnani's ill-fated 3-point attempt with 12 seconds to go in the first overtime of the Knicks' win over the Bucks. Had Bargnani held on to the ball, New York could have clinched the win. Instead, they needed double overtime to do so.
On Dec. 16, the Knicks failed to foul Washington's Bradley Beal when they had one to give on the Wizards' last possession, and then they didn't call a timeout to set up a play with 6.9 seconds to go, sealing another late loss.
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