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Knicks' Smith sends Suns' Dragic flying with sneaky flagrant foul

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By Ben Golliver

J.R. Smith tried to get away with one, but the cameras don't lie and the replays aren't kind.

With the Knicks leading the Suns 54-44 and less than one minute remaining before halftime, Smith undercut Goran Dragic from behind as he attempted a transition lay-up.

Dragic, a lefty, dribbled the ball down the court in front of the defense from the right side of the court. Smith gave chase from the left side and used his left shoulder to bump Dragic's rear end as he elevated for the lay-up attempt. Smith kept both arms peeled to his side as if he was running by the play, but the contact was clear and it sent Dragic crashing to the court on the baseline, where he clutched his back in pain.

Smith was assessed a flagrant foul one and was allowed to remain in the game. Dragic, who missed the lay-up because of the contact, stayed in the game to shoot both free throws, missing both.

Given the dangerous nature of the play, Smith could face further discipline from the NBA league office.

Video via YouTube user beyondthebuzzer

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