JR Smith Suspended 1 Game for Hitting Glen Rice Jr in the Groin

The New York Knicks will be without shooting guard JR Smith Wednesday night in Detroit.

The NBA suspended Smith for his groin attack against Glen Rice Jr, in the Knicks’ 98-93 loss to the visiting Washington Wizards at MSG.

From the press release:

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.