5 Takeaways From the Golden State Warriors’ Epic Game 1 Collapse

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4. Jarrett Jack, despite some clutch shots, hurt the Warriors on both ends of the court.

May 6, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jarrett Jack (2) drives to the basket while guarded by San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal (right) during the first half in game one of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT

Jack hurt the Warriors both offensively and defensively. Despite his clutch shots, at other key points in the game, Jack did what he’s done way too many times this season. He dribbled the ball too much and with no purpose, then when the shot clock was about to expire, he had to force tough shots. Jack only had three turnovers, but his shot selection and lack of awareness certainly hurt the Warriors last night.

In addition to his offensive struggles, in the first quarter, Gregg Popovich made it clear that he had targeted Jack as the weak link defensively. Whoever Jack was guarding at the time, Popovich would run a play for them, and it usually worked. When Ginobili made his game-winning three, Jack was the player that should’ve rotated over to him and contested the three. Instead, he ended up doubling Tony Parker who was at the half-court line and wouldn’t have been able to get a shot up there anyway. Watch Jack’s mistake here.