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Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: Graphing NBA Finals Game Four

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Derek Fisher was the Lakers' hero for Game Four of the NBA Finals. Twice.

His stat line doesn't look like much—only 12 points, and he only made 2-7 from beyond the arc—but his two trios came at the best possible times. One tied the game to send it into overtime, and the other gave the Lakers an overtime lead that stuck, for the win.

The Magic had built a substantial lead in the first half, then gave it all away in the second as the Lakers turn a 12-point halftime deficit into a four-point lead entering the fourth quarter. For as up and down as the game went, though, the statistics make for pretty similar team Spider Graphs:

The offensive performances, on the top half of t...

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