Steinmetz: Jackson makes love to pressure

January 29, 2011, 7:50 am
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Remember when the Warriors played the Bobcats back in late December New Years Eve, to be exact?Well, Stephen Jackson missed badly on a terrible 3-pointer as regulation expired and the Warriors walked out of Charlotte with a 96-95 win.
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The shot was not a good one, to say the least, not just because Jackson wound down the clock too long before he took the shot, but also because he didnt need to take a 3-pointer in that situation.On Friday night at Oracle, Jackson took some more bad 3-pointers against the Warriors, but he got one to go down when it really mattered. His straightaway banker with six-tenths of a second to go sent the game into overtime and the Bobcats ended up beating the Warriors 121-113 in overtime.
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I shoot it with confidence, Jackson said after the Bobcats came back from an eight-point deficit with a minute-and-a-half remaining. Im out there just trying to win. I was locked in the game. I didnt score the whole second half, and I was just trying to find a way to get a rhythm.Jackson finished with 31 points and shot 13-for-24 from the floor. But he missed seven of his nine 3-point shots, including one just before he made the one that evened the game at 101-101.It was Jacksons second trip to Oracle after getting traded early last season.I think the first time I came back I was more into it, but now its just another game, Jackson said. My focus was on just continuing this road trip on the right note. I wasnt really worried about coming back to Golden State just because I played here. I was just worried about winning and helping my team.What's your take? Email Matt and let him know. He may use it in his Mailbag.