The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Miami Heat tonight, 111-87, behind a career-high 21 points from former Virginia superstar Joe Harris (#swoon). Harris has had a solid season this year, averaging 9.5 points per game and shooting 45% from the field. His three-point shooting has dipped to 35%, but he’s stated preseason that his goal is to shoot 40% or better.
Against the Heat in Miami, Harris shot a blistering 7-for-9 (78%) from the field and had seven rebounds. He went 4-for-4 from three, including this one that touched a little bit of everything.
Joe Harris making it rain in Miami! ☔️#NBAVote pic.twitter.com/B7mys5r042— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 30, 2017
When it’s your night, it’s your night.
Harris’s previous career high was 19 points, a mark he had hit three times before.
Joe’s having himself quite a week, as one week ago he got some air as he dunked over Washington’s Marcin Gortat.
After the game, Harris spoke to the YES sideline reporter.
Joe Harris, aka Joey Buckets, breaks down his career-high 21 and the Nets' big win in Miami. #NETSonYES pic.twitter.com/P9ohGIHKRs— YES Network (@YESNetwork) December 30, 2017
(Hell yes for the Joey Buckets usage)
The Nets are now 13-22 on the season and in 12th place in the Eastern Conference.