Oct 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
If you’re playing the odds, letting Josh Smith take the game winner from three is a smart play — he is a career 28.3 percent from beyond the arc.
What the Timberwolves didn’t know is last season Josh Smith shot a solid 36.5 percent from three from the right side above the break — which is where he launched from Thursday with the game on the line. There were 3.6 seconds remaining and Detroit down two when Kyle Singler inbounded the ball to Smith, who some space a foot behind the arc and never hesitated going up for the three over Derrick Williams.
The shot hit the front of the rim, bounced high, then fell through the net just as time expired. Just like Mo Cheeks drew it up.
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