Don't Sleep on Jarrett Jack
By Brian Martin
Let's get this out of the way right off the bat -- Stephen Curry is playing out of his mind right now. The shooting display he has put on over the past three games to pull the Warriors within a game of advancing to the Western Conference Semifinals has been remarkable.
Over the past three games, he's shooting 55.4 percent from the field (32-of-56), he's made half of his 28 3-point attempts and he hasn't missed a free throw in 14 attempts. He's averaged 30 points in the Warriors' wins and is the fourth-leading scorer in the playoffs at 27.4 points per game.
But as so much as been made of his incredible shooting -- and rightfully so -- it has been overlooked that's Curry's actually leading the league in assists during the playoffs at 10.0 per game. In the last three games, Curry has 31 assists and only six turnovers for an incredible 5.17 assist/turnover ratio.
Stephen Curry -- Last 3 Games
Stephen Curry -- Shot Chart -- Last 3 Games
As good as Curry has been, he's had some help along the way. After losing All-Star David Lee to a hip injury suffered during Game 1 of the series, the Warriors have had players step up to help fill the void. Warriors coach Mark Jackson inserted Jarrett Jack into starting lineup in Lee's place, and Jack has not disappointed.
Jarrett Jack -- Last 3 Games
Jack is shooting an astounding 73.7 percent from the field over the past three games. His 23.3 points and 7.7 assists per game are second only to Curry in both categories.
Jarrett Jack -- On/Off Court -- Last 3 Games
While Curry has done most of his damage from behind the 3-point line, Jack has attacked the basket, with 27 of his 38 field goal attempts coming in the paint and 15 of those from inside the restricted area.
Jarrett Jack -- Shot Distribution -- Last 3 Games
|In the Paint (Non RA)||10||12||83.3%|
|Left Corner 3||0||1||0.0%|
|Right Corner 3||0||0||0.0%|
|Above the Break 3||2||2||100.0%|
Jarrett Jack -- Shot Chart -- Last 3 Games