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J.R. Smith broke Tristan Thompson’s ankles with stepback crossover (VIDEO)

Chicago Bulls v New York Knicks

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks sinks a basket against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2013 in New York City. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 83-78. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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That’s about as bad as you’re going to see a guy get burned by a crossover.

That move also pretty much sums up how this game went for the Knicks and Cavaliers.

New York’s J.R. Smith was driving to his right with Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson on him when Smith pulled out a stepback crossover — and Thompson buckled and fell to the floor. Smith then nailed the open jumper.

New York pretty much did the same thing to Cleveland, racing out to an early lead and going on to win 117-86.

And that play above was not the only impressive J.R. Smith play of the night.