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Video: Mo Williams dramatic game winner lifts Jazz over Spurs

Dec 13, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

After the game, Gregg Popovich threw Danny Green under the bus for his defense of Mo Williams on this game-winning shot. From the Salt Lake Tribune:

 “What do you think a guy is going to do with two seconds on the clock?” Popovich told reporters. “You make him drive. You don’t step back on Mo Williams. That’s why he was on him — why we didn’t have to have a small guy like Tony Parker. We put a big guy on him for that reason — to get up on him — and he backed off. Huge defensive error that cost us the game.”

None the less, that is a fearless shot by Williams. He had missed a three 10 seconds earlier but like a true shooter he forgot about the last play and focused on this one.

  1. raidmagic - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Damn Pop, I get he should have be on him to try to force a drive but that’s pretty good D on a jump shot. That’s just a great shot my Mo.

  2. borderline1988 - Dec 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    I agree with the Coach….conventionally, you’d like players to take long 3 point shots, especially when they’re contested.
    But with 2 seconds left, with a guy like Mo Williams, make him drive and try a floater, or heave a fadeaway jumper while running.

    Either way, it’s not like Mo Williams had a high % shot, so this wasn’t exactly bad defense, and it’s probably unfair to throw Green under the bus. But strategically, he was right.

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