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Devin Harris' Two Lucky Threes

I wrote in my Jazz recap, "In a span of 90 seconds that greatly decided the game, Devin Harris made two low percentage, highly contested three pointers." Some agreed with my implication that they were lucky baskets, and others disagreed claiming that when a good player is wide open and makes his shot, it's not luck. Just to prove I wasn't using hyperbole to make my point, let's go to the replay.

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This was Devin's first transition three. First, notice the shot clock. He caught the ball, took a few dribbles, and threw it up. Next, notice the position of his legs. He was in such a hurry to get it up, he literally took a running three pointer. Finally, Jackson is right in the play. He was not wide open. It was a contested, low percentage shot that unluckily found the bottom of the net.

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Here is Devin's second lucky shot. Again, he takes a transition three early in the shot clock. Again, he is off balance, although he did set himself better than his previous attempt. However, look at where he is going to land. His momentum is carrying him two feet forward. That's not what you would call a good shot. And finally, Neal is all over him.

"Devin Harris' hot hand and the refs didn't let us get the win." -- Kondor.
I agree.

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