Where Have You Been, Mr. Jack?

Sunday night’s Cavaliers 106-100 come-from-behind win at Madison Square Garden over the New York Knicks was definitely a crazy one. At the half, it appeared another blow out loss was eminent for the Kyrie Irving-less Clevelanders. The score was 61-46 with the Knicks on top, and the Cavaliers were truly just disastrous on all cylinders. But then, the second showed the Cavs playing inspired basketball led by one man.

Jarrett Jack.

The eight year veteran out of Georgia Tech definitely hasn’t had has best year as a pro here in his first season with the Cavaliers. He’s only averaged 8.9 points a night on just under 40% shooting, while also dishing out just 3.9 assists too. The savvy guard is having his worst year shooting the ball since ’10-’11, and it’s the same story with his assists as well.

Passing has been an issue.

Furthermore, Jack has really never seemed to click in this Cavaliers offense as he did so beautifully last year for Golden State Warriors with Steph Curry and company especially in the playoffs. Although you have to take into account that Golden State is and was a much better team.

Jarrett Jack as a member of the Golden State Warriors last season.
Jarrett Jack as a member of the Golden State Warriors last season.

On Sunday night, Jack Attack finally came to play at his finest at the Garden. Shooting an efficient 13-19 for 31 points and 10 assists, Jack was on the money. The basket was as big as the ocean for the 6’3″ guard, and it widened with each attempt. The second he let the ball go was the same second that you knew it was going in. For any of you basketball players out there, you know how great a feeling that is.

Come crunch time, Jack didn’t let up. He drilled two crucial jump shots with under two minutes to go, securing a Cavaliers victory by fending off the hungry Knicks, still in quest for a playoff victory.

Jack hits the crucial jumper.
Jack hits the crucial jumper.

I think we’re all just wondering where this has been the entire season, Mr. Jack?

-Zach Shafron

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