Jarrett Jack Is Clutch


Maybe it’s the initials but last season Joe Johnson was the man in clutch situations and Jarrett Jack has been Mr. Clutch for Brooklyn this season. The Nets appeared to be in control and on the verge of upsetting the NBA’s best team the Golden State Warriors until Stephen Curry started to erupt.

Curry scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors tie up the score against the Nets but thankfully for Brooklyn Jarrett Jack came to the rescue. Jack had the ball in his hands with 20 seconds left and he made sure that it was going to hit the bottom of the net.

Jack was not having his best game of the season, but he made sure to be there when it mattered the most and the Nets off-season acquisition came up big in crunch time.

It wasn’t just this one game that Jack has come up clutch for the Nets. Jack has literally been perfect in clutch situations this season for Brooklyn. In the last 30 seconds of fourth quarter/OT, with the score within one point, Jack is 6/6 this season which leads all NBA players. “It’s all about being ready and I want to come through for my team. We can’t let any game slip.” Jack said.

The Nets are now 4-and-2 since the All-Star Break and they very easily could have won all six of those games. They were on the verge of beating the Rockets but fell short due to a questionable foul call on Markel Brown late and they were also close to beating the Pelicans, so the Nets have played much better than that 4-and-2 record displays.

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Beating the NBA’s best team is no small task and it went down to the wire but in the end, as Ian Eagle would say the Warriors didn’t know Jack. Coach Hollins after the game was proud of his team’s fight and he understands the importance of this win. “When you win games like this, people take notice.” Hollins said.

The Nets now have the benefit of having not one but two players that can hit a big shot late in a close game. Joe Johnson showed last season that he loves the big moment and Jack has proven time and time again this year that he is ready to step up late in crunch time.

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