Derek Fisher led the Los Angles Lakers to a 91-84 over the Boston Celtics in game three of the NBA Finals, taking a 2-1 lead in the series.
“Derek Fisher was the difference in the game,” Celtics Coach Doc Rivers said. “He’s just a gutty, gritty player and he gutted the game out for them. I thought Kobe was struggling a little bit, and Fisher — he basically took the game over. … I don’t know what he had in the fourth quarter … but most of them were down the stretch.”
Way too many people forget about how great of a clutch player Derek Fisher has been throughout the years. He always steps up in the big games and usually becomes a difference maker. Game three was no different.
“I think as you grow in this game and you put in the work that’s required to still be around 14 years later, you start to recognize that being in this moment, on this stage, it’s not a given. It’s not something that happens every season,” Fisher said. “Five or 10 years from now, when I’m long gone, I would have hated to feel like I didn’t just do everything I could have to help my team. Things have worked out well, and we have two more wins to get to really put a nice cap on it.”
Derek Fisher may be one of the most underrated players in NBA history. He’s a stud come playoff time.