That is due to the fact that Poole has a tendency to take – and make – incredibly difficult three-point shots right at the buzzer.
He is definitely making a name for himself as one of the best buzzer-beaters in the entire NBA.
Jordan Poole at the buzzer
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 14, 2022
He did it again on Monday night.
As the third quarter came to a close, the ball was passed to Poole and he instantly put up a wild shot.
Sure enough, it sank through the hoop, giving the Warriors a lead headed into the fourth.
Unsurprisingly, the crowd went wild and Poole was rightfully fired up too.
It was another example of him being a wonderful role player for the squad.
Some people have said that Poole is the third Splash Brother.
That’s because he sometimes looks just like Steph Curry and Klay Thompson – he can take some ridiculous shots and, somehow, get them through the hoop.
On Monday night, Poole was good for 14 points, including going 50% from beyond the three-point line.
That helped the team an awful lot, especially because Curry was having an off night and didn’t land a single three-pointer.
The Warriors’ secret weapon has always been its deep roster.
For example, Poole wasn’t even a starter last night.
The team has a number of pros who can do some serious damage to the opposing team – it’s not just all about Curry.
Yes, they don’t always step up as they should – that’s been the case for most of these Finals.
But on Monday night, Poole and the rest of the Warriors’ role players were ready to make themselves known.