The Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a 16 point deficit at the end of the third quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons last night and it mat have all been the fault of one raucous Pistons fan.
Dion Waiters may have nailed the game winning three as the clock struck zero, but without the scoring run of Jarrett Jack the Cavs wouldn't have had a chance.
And Jack credits his eight point run to one particular Pistons fan. From Ohio.com:
"When Jack entered the game in the fourth quarter, a Pistons fan began shouting how Jack is a terrible shooter and has always been a terrible shooter. Jack looked up and engaged him (the Pistons were shooting free throws), telling him he needed a seat closer to the floor.
On the Cavs’ next possession, Deng found Jack at the 3-point line and he made the 3, then immediately turned and looked at the fan."
That three-pointer was just the start of an incredible run from the point guard.
And Jack himself confirmed that he would like to thank that one loud-mouthed individual for spurring him on.
“He got me going,” Jack said after the game. “I told some of their guys it’s the old dude’s fault I caught fire a little bit. He got my attention and woke me up. Whoever he is, I definitely want to say thanks.”
The Pistons are statistically the NBA's worst fourth-quarter team, and the proved it once again by collapsing down the stretch in the 97-96 loss.