The Brooklyn Nets set a new franchise record in three-pointers hit in a game with 24 tonight in a 124-96 win over the Chicago Bulls. Virginia fans will recognize the player to hit the record-setting 22nd three of the game:
Record broken.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 8, 2018
The Nets have set a new franchise record with 22 3-pointers made! pic.twitter.com/zMuj9ZbrFc
Yes, that’s our very own Joe “Joey Buckets” Harris, confidently canning one of his four threes in the game (on five attempts). Harris finished with 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting and added four rebounds, six assists (to just two turnovers), two blocks (!!), and one steal in 29 minutes. His plus/minus of +22 was best on the team in the big win.
In what has been a pretty unremarkable season for the Nets, Harris has been a bright spot. In the last 10 games, he’s shooting 59% from the field and averaging 13.6 points per game. Over the last five, he’s 55% from the field and 46% from the field and 14.8 points per game. He has scored in double digits for seven straight games, going back to his career high 30 points against Cleveland on March 25th. As he’s in a contract season, that will pay dividends...literally.
This isn’t the first record Harris has set with the Nets this season as he became the new leader in three-pointers off the bench in a single season.
(The Nets have since taken my advice and started Harris the last three games.)
Brooklyn has two more games this season, home against the Bulls and on the road at the Boston Celtics.