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Video: Derek Fisher hits game winner for Lakers

Jan 17, 2012, 1:43 AM EDT

When will people learn to cover Derek Fisher on a potential game winning shot? Let’s be clear — Derek Fisher has almost nothing left and should barely see the court for the Lakers. But what he still has in abundance is a self-confidence that in the biggest moments lets him fearlessly let a shot fly.

Dallas made a smart play, they doubled early to get the ball out of Kobe Bryant‘s hands — don’t let him beat you. But Fisher then got a clean look and drained that shot, and if he had passed Pau Gasol would have had a clean look on the baseline (Dirk Nowitzki hesitates on the close out on Fisher when he senses how open Gasol is and the pass might go there).

The Lakers are the worst three point shooting team in the league and were 0-9 from three in the game before that moment. But when it is Fisher with the game on the line, he knows no fear.

  1. philliphernandez - Jan 17, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    The Lakers really need an upgrade of speed and youth at PG but Fish does have a knack for hitting those big shots.

  2. Dan M. - Jan 17, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    Real story was whatever Kobe said to Odom on the sideline right before the play. Was that trash talk? Odom looked so sad the whole night.

    • hoytdadd64 - Jan 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM

      I was wondering the same thing. Odom looked like he was trying real hard to ignore Kobe at that moment, but he couldn’t!!

  3. dirtydavis - Jan 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    4th Quarter
    D-Fish > LBJ

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