Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Jet calls out Jarrett Jack on winning FTs
By Jeff Caplan
NEW ORLEANS -- Jason Terry took exception to a foul called on Jason Kidd with 8.4 seconds left in the game that awarded Jarrett Jack three free throws. Jack made all three attempts and the Hornets got a stop at the other end to pull out the improbable, 93-92 victory.
"I don't know if Jarrett Jack gets that call," Terry said. "We know Kevin Durant does. You know Kobe may get it. But I don't know about Jarrett Jack. That's just my personal opinion. So we've got to live with it, take it on the chin and go ahead and get ready to get this next one."
Jack started in place of point guard Chris Paul, who missed his second consecutive game after sustaining a concussion. Jack finished with 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds in 42 minutes. Terry had an off night with 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting, including 1-of-3 in the ill-fated fourth quarter in which the Mavs blew a 92-85 lead in the final 1:13.
With the Mavericks leading 92-90 and the Hornets inbounding with 16.8 seconds to play, Jack had the ball on the wing behind the 3-point arc. Kidd swiped at the ball and was called for a foul in the act of shooting with 8.4 seconds left.
After a review to see if Jack was behind the arc, he was awarded three free throws. He made them all for the winning margin.
Kidd, who struggled for three points on 0-of-7 shooting with seven assists, wasn't as dismayed by the call as Terry.
"I felt that he was going to shoot the 3 ... He did a good job of drawing the foul," Kidd said. "As a defender you don't think you fouled, but they called it and it was a smart foul on his part."