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Lakers-Magic: In Moment of Truth, Derek Fisher and the Lakers Leave No Doubt

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

This is why Phil Jackson keeps 34-year-old Derek Fisher around.

Some wanted him to go away or play behind Shannon Brown and Jordan Farmar. Distraught Los Angeles fans cried that his slow, methodical approach to the game would be torched until the Lakers melted.

He couldn't shoot for most of the first three playoff rounds, hitting in the low 30s and high 20s from beyond the arc. Young, turbo-charged point guards turned him into a defenseless refrigerator. Aaron Brooks, Deron Williams and even veteran Chauncey Billups made the point guard version of Confucius look ancient.

Thursday night, wisdom struck back with a vengeance.

After missing his first five three-pointers, Fisher...

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