NBA suspends J.R. Smith for Game 4

The NBA suspended Knicks guard J.R. Smith on Saturday night for

Game 4 of New York’s playoff series against Boston for elbowing the

Celtics’ Jason Terry in the chin.

Smith, the league’s Sixth Man of the Year, will be forced to sit

out when the Knicks try to complete a four-game sweep Sunday.

The Knicks had a big lead Friday night when Smith, holding the

ball, swung his elbow into Terry’s face with 7:06 remaining. Smith

was given a flagrant foul 2, an automatic ejection.