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How Fisher ‘won the game for them’

Posted By Jessica Camerato On June 9, 2010 @ 2:10 am In General | 1 Comment

Rajon Rondo [1] did it in Game 2 and Derek Fisher followed suit in Game 3.

‘€œ[He] won the game for them,’€ Doc Rivers [2] said. ‘€œDerek Fisher was the difference in the game.’€

After the Lakers watched Rondo dominate the fourth quarter on Sunday night, Fisher scored 11 points in the final 12 minutes of the Lakers 91-84 victory on Tuesday.

Fisher shot five-for-seven during that stretch, an instant improvement from 5-for-16 shooting in the first two games. His late burst included a 3-point play that put the Lakers up seven with less than a minute to go.

‘€œWe let Derek Fisher dribble the ball all the way up the court, unattended, get a 3-point play,’€ said Rivers. ‘€œIf you get a stop there, we had two timeouts left, three timeouts at the time, we had plenty of time.’€

Said Glen Davis [3], ‘€œI think Derek Fisher won the game for them.  He took over the game. [48] seconds left in the game, down by four, our defense ‘€¦ let a guy all the way down the court for a layup, naked. Together as a whole we’€™ve got to do better.’€

Fisher’€™s domination will undoubtedly be a hot topic of conversation as the Celtics [4] prepare for Game 4, trailing 2-1. It may have burned them in Game 3, but there are lessons to be learned moving forward.

‘€œWe’€™ve got to hang in there,” said Rivers. “It’€™s not going to be an easy game. None of them are going to be, and that’€™s what we have to do.”


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