Rihanna blasted Knicks sixth man J.R. Smith on Instagram Thursday after New York faithful blamed her for Smith’s poor performance against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Rihanna was photographed partying with Smith following the Knicks’ Game 2 win over Indiana. New York has lost two in a row SU and ATS since then and is just 1-3 ATS in the series.
"He f#ckin up cus his ass be hungover from clubbing every night during playoffs!!", Rihanna said in response to a Knick fan's comments.
Smith, who averaged more than 18 points on 42 percent shooting in the regular season, is averaging just over 13 points and firing at an ice-cold 28 percent (18 for 64), including 6 for 26 (23 percent) from 3-point range, versus Indiana.
Smith and the Knicks, who are down 3-1 to Indiana, are 5-point home favorites against the Pacers tonight at MSG.