With the New York Knicks tied at 100 with the Houston Rockets Friday night Tyson Chandler secured an offensive rebound with just under 24 seconds to go, meaning the Knicks could hold for the last shot. Chandler passed the ball back to Beno Udrih, who then hit Smith at the top of the key. Rather than attempting to run the clock out, Smith threw up an open three-pointer.
Aaron Brooks got the rebound, was fouled and hit two free throws. The Knicks had two chances to tie the game on the final possession, but both Iman Shumpert and Udrih couldn’t connect and the Rockets escaped with a 102-100 victory.
“That’s bad basketball IQ on me,” Smith told Frank Isola of The New York Daily News.
Smith also admitted that he thought the Knicks were down two when he threw up the shot. Then, he tweeted that it was a “bone head play!” and “slander well deserved!”
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The Knicks will be back in action Sunday when they take on the Dallas Mavericks.