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Cavs' Jarrett Jack inspired by heckling Pistons fan, his own immaturity

The Cleveland Cavaliers were trailing the Detroit Pistons in the fourth quarter when Jarrett Jack enter the game. Jack had been cold throughout the night, sinking just three of nine shots when he entered the game and a Pistons’ fan let him hear it.

From Jason Lloyd of

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 first of an incredible spurt. Jack went 4-for-6 and 2-of-3 in the fourth quarter. That spurt helped put the Cavs come from behind to win thanks to a game-winning shot from Dion Waiters.

“He got me going,” Jack said of the fan. “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.”

“I’m very immature so I respond all the time,” he joked. “It’s always fun. I always interact with the fans but I try not to let it take away from my focus.”


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