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JR Smith Suspended 1 Game For Dirty Play On Glen Rice Jr

Knicks shooting guard JR Smith made a dirty play on Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr during the fourth quarter of the Knicks 98-93 loss to the Wizards on Tuesday night. It appears that Smith punched Rice Jr in the groin as he swept past him.

Smith has been suspended one game for this play. Via NBA.com:

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been suspended one game without pay for striking Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. in the groin, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter of Washington’s 98-83 win over New York on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Madison Square Garden.
Smith will serve his suspension tonight when the Knicks visit the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

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