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STAY ON THE SHOOTERS! – Part 4

Ben Gordon is a known shooter. He had just nailed a 3-pointer from the right wing about a minute earlier. So when he gets the ball at the top of the key, what does Stephen Jackson do? Not put a hand up.
Gordon nailed it, of course.
So when Gordon was left all alone from the left wing with the game on the line (why is it that, knowing a three beats you, the Warriors didn’t assign someone to face guard a shooter like Gordon), you know you gasped in utter helplessness. You just knew it was going in. You just knew victory was going to be snatched from your team because someone lost focus and wandered from the most dangerous shooter on the court.
The Warriors dodged a bullet on that one.

Marcus Thompson