Returning import Greg Smith missed a jump hook
and Norwood capitalized on an open space created by Nambatac with a tying three, 38.6 remaining in the match.
Stevenson then opened the second half with an 8-2 run that included a 3-pointer by John Ittounas (14 points) and a jump hook
by Matthew Ambrose, who also sank another 3-pointer in the quarter.
That meant the sweeping 'sky hook' of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, not the jump hook
that started becoming the trend in the 1990's.
"I would just back [Jordan] in and lift him off the ground and call a foul every time he fouls me when I do a jump hook
to the right or the left." He continued, "He cannot stop me one-on-one.
Game 2 was a lot closer compared to the series opener, with the Aces forging the game's last tie at 103 after import Rob Dozier flicked in a jump hook
over Beau Belga with 27.3 seconds remaining.
He is much more comfortable going to his dominant left hand and regularly goes to a jump hook
which has a nice touch.
"Being able to make that shot (jump hook
) requires a lot of work and practice,'' Parker said.
A game stuffed with rallies found Joakim Noah tying the game with a lefty jump hook
on the baseline with 4.5 seconds left.
A 15-3 run including a three-pointer from Crane and a left-hand jump hook
from Turner ensured the quarter ended with the Mohawks 56-45 to the good.
Now, using either foot as the pivot foot, give a pump fake and reverse-pivot away from the defense and shoot a jump hook
He already is a fine rebounder and can score under the basket with a jump hook
. But startlingly, he isn't a bad defender, and offensively, Hinson has given Pippen the go-ahead to have a vibrant outside game.
SMB threw a double team that limited injured import Joshua Smith to just 11 points after he fired 21 in the opener, including the game-winner on a jump hook
off June Mar Fajardo with 1.6 seconds left.