With an NBA Finals berth well in hand, Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt emptied the bench in the fourth quarter of his team's game against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. One of those reserve players was none other than Virginia legend Joe Harris.
The guard got in with six minutes left, and racked up seven points on 2-for-2 shooting from the field and making a pair of foul shots, and also got a rebound and an assist for the triple-single (credit to Caroline). Extrapolating that out to a full game, he would have scored 56 points at that pace if he'd started and played all 48 minutes.
His three with four and a half minutes left made #UVaTwitter collectively explode:
wait so what’s happening i wish my twitter feed would update me on joe pic.twitter.com/h1mg6ZKwyB— StreakingTheLawn.com (@TheUVAFool) May 27, 2015
— Evan Nolte (@EvanNolte) May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015
Joe Harris #KFC @joeharrisuva NBAPlayoffs Buckets!— Sean Singletary (@SeanSingletary) May 27, 2015
Joe Harris is way better at scoring 7 pts in a big game than UVA football.— EmbraceThePace (@EmbracePaceUVA) May 27, 2015
With not only his individual accomplishment, but his team's as well, it will go down as a night to remember for Harris, who spent a good deal of time this season floating between the Cavs and their D-League affiliate in Canton, Ohio.