Karl: Smith's decisions in playoffs led to benching

Updated: May 1, 2007, 6:56 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl has had enough of J.R. Smith's postseason mistakes.

"He's done," Karl told The Denver Post.

Following Tuesday's video session, Karl told reporters that Smith was being benched for Game 5 in San Antonio. The Nuggets trail the Spurs 3-1 in the series following Monday night's 96-89 loss in Denver.

According to the newspaper, Smith's mistakes throughout the series have bothered Karl, leading to his decision to bench him for Game 5. Karl seemed preturbed ...

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