"I just try to just roll with the punches. I mean, once the team pretty much starts closing out, just try to get in attack mode, and at the same time, try to find my teammates. It's kind of hard, hitting the shots I was hitting, to try and pass the ball, but you've got to figure out a way."
"IT'S KIND OF HARD, HITTING THE SHOTS I WAS HITTING, TO TRY AND PASS THE BALL, BUT YOU'VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT A WAY."
Impressive self-control for a man who lives by the code "When in doubt, shoot the ball," but honestly, why would you pass when your shot chart is just full bottles of Hennessy?
JR Smith Shot Chart. pic.twitter.com/XOytRy2tsd— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) May 21, 2015
Stare into this photoshop and find your answer.
It got even better Thursday afternoon:
J.R. Smith: "I'd rather take a contested shot than an open shot any day ... It's kind of boring when you take open shots"— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 21, 2015
If you're always gonna hit 8 out of 12 of them, no one's gonna argue, J.R.
(via our essential Cavs blog, Fear the Sword)