DENVER -- Point guard Stephen Curry is getting all the shine from the Warriors' surprising dominance of the Denver Nuggets thus far. As well he should, since his play has been ridiculous.
But, quietly, after a rough Game 1, guard Jarrett Jack has been just shy of sensational. If not for the bright star that is Curry, many would be drooling over Jack's last three games. Since being inserted in the starting lineup, after All-Star forward David Lee was lost with a torn right hip flexor, Jack's numbers have been off the charts.
"Steph, he's great," Nuggets coach George Karl said, "but Jarrett Jack is having an incredibly good series."
Jack is averaging 23.3 points on 73.7 percent shooting (28 of 38 from the field) with 7.7 assists in 42.3 minutes per game. He is killing Denver for paying so much attention to Curry, scoring seemingly at will against Nuggets guards Ty Lawson or Andre Miller.
He could have more opportunity in Game 5. The Nuggets are probably going to go the extra mile to keep Curry from going off again.
"I'm just trying to go out there and be aggressive," Jack said. "No one person can fill what David Lee (did) -- a guy who has led the NBA in double doubles, who has play-making abilities, somebody you could throw the ball to late in games. I just try to go out there and be aggressive. I try to be coach's eyes and ears on the floor. I try to convey and keep his message going as much as I can."