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JR Smith’s buzzer beater finishes off first-half rout by Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith (5) reacts late in double overtime during an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

J.R. Smith added some salt to the Boston Celtics’ wounds Friday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, as his fadeaway jumper at the buzzer sent the Cleveland Cavaliers into halftime with a 72-31 lead.

After a missed shot led Smith to an offensive rebound in the right corner, he immediately turned around and fired the shot in heavy traffic.

Smith’s improbable shot finished off a 40-13 second-quarter advantage for the Cavaliers, as they were well on their way to a 2-0 series lead.

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