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Knicks’ J.R. Smith suspended for Game 4

New York says there was no ill will on elbow

J.R. Smith, the man who caused a stir in the fourth quarter of Game 3 Friday night against the Celtics, spent Saturday night at the Red Sox game, or so he tweeted. His fate was in the hands of the NBA, which was reviewing tape of his takedown of Jason Terry, a significant lapse in judgment that has reverberations going forward.

Because, as the Knicks attempt to sweep the Celtics on Sunday, they’ll be doing it without Smith. The NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year was suspended for Game 4, the league announced Saturday night.

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