Ah ha ha ha, gotcha bitches.
If we're drawing parallels, Sakura would be closer to Jackie as the girl the main character had a crush on from the very beginning but eventually got over as he figured his shit out while ignoring the attentions of someone who was there from the very beginning.
In fact it was around the halfway point in the manga, perhaps a bit after, where Sakura "revealed" her feelings towards Naruto, a lie to try to get him to stop chasing Sasuke, and got called out on it. It was at that point NaruSaku began it's death spirals by any sane fan of the show. It was also just before that where Hinata finally revealed her feelings towards Naruto to him.
And here we have, towards the middle of the show, if we get a Season 3 or 4, where the ship from the very beginning is seemingly confirmed right around the time the girl from the very beginning is about to ramp up her romance.