Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
After averaging just 6.8 points in the first round vs IND (on 5 FGAs per game) while guarding Paul George, J.R. Smith is now tasked with stopping DeMar DeRozan. "My coaches challenge me to live and die with their best guy," Smith said Sunday. "I mean, I like that challenge. It's something I wish I would've took more pride in as a younger player. But, I'm extremely excited to be in that position."