J.R. Smith hits contested 40-footer at the halftime buzzer, takes a bow (VIDEO)

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J.R. Smith is never shy about shooting the basketball, no matter the quality of the shot. He’s excelled since a midseason trade to Cleveland by knocking down open spot-up jumpers, but he hasn’t lost his appetite for 40-footers, including this heave at the halftime buzzer on Sunday, which was very well-contested by Bulls guard Tony Snell:

Even for Smith, it was a shot you can’t count on making. It’s a pipe dream, if you will. All he could do afterwards was take a bow: