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Video: Jordan Farmar with game-winning three to beat Clippers

Mar 8, 2012, 12:54 AM EDT

In looking at Derrick Rose‘s game winner for the Bulls Wednesday, I questioned the wisdom of Milwaukee not doubling him and making any other Bull beat you.

The Clippers did that — they started to gravitate toward Deron Williams and if he had gone to shoot two or three defenders would have been there to cut off the drive and challenge the shot. But that comes with the risk of leaving other guys open — Williams recognizes the play and hits Jordan Farmar with a beautiful bounce pass and he drains the shot with .02 left to give the Nets a 101-100 win.

(LeBron James haters take note, with the game on the line and seeing the double team, Deron Williams passed to the open man for the game-winning shot.)

There’s a reason the best teams don’t always have the best records in close games — other teams can make plays if you let them hang around. The Clippers are learning — the best teams have a lot of comfortable wins and don’t put themselves in this position often. Because you never know when Jordan Farmar will beat you from two feet behind the arc.

  1. losangelasbasketball - Mar 8, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    Former Laker and UCLA alumn

  2. adnan604 - Mar 8, 2012 at 3:07 AM

    I just tweeted Chris Paul teh truth, they need to fire Vinny Del Negro… AND SOON, before the playoffs because they’re not gonna have a deep run this year with Vinny at the helm.
    Everyone basically knew if there was gonna be a problem with this team this year, it was gonna be the coach’s fault hands down man down! but everyone kind of also said, ahhh let’s see where this goes it’s their first year together blah blah blah…..
    It isn’t as simple or what a lot of people wanna make it to be which is your typical players need to gel, etc BS… no all that gelling BS is void and nullified when you got yourself a legitimate PG like CP3 running the show who makes sure every night that everyone is gellin places they’ve never gelled before!

    It comes down to simply they can’t or dont or wont play defense and all you need to do is take a look at the defensive monster the Bulls became after they fired Vinny, so I got a strong case of coach at fault here, who agrees ?

  3. Justin - Mar 8, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    I like those jerseys for the Nets. Most of the throwbacks this year I haven’t really liked.

  4. david0303 - Mar 8, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    do you really have to mention lebron in every article?

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