Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris
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Joe Harris put the Brooklyn Nets on center stage after taking down Stephen Curry in the three-point contest.

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Joe Harris is cold-blooded. That’s the only explanation for his performance in the three-point contest on Saturday night. Harris found himself matched up with Stephen Curry and Buddy Hield in the final round. The Brooklyn Nets sharpshooters’ performance didn’t disappoint.

Harris started off the final round by posting a 26 out of a possible 34 points. He drilled the final five shots—all money balls.

Hield flamed out posing any threat, but Curry lurked. The two-time MVP was in his hometown and it felt like destiny that he would knock off Harris with a barrage of threes.

He started out by knocking down his first 10 shots. He struggled on the next two racks and approached his money-ball rack needing to knock down all five shots. Curry calmly drained the first three, but missed the fourth.

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And just like that Lumber Joe Harris became the 2019 three-point contest champion. His first round tally of 25 was one of the best rounds of the night as well. Harris was locked in from start to finish.

The shooting guard is currently knocking down 47.1 percent of his three-pointers. He’s having a breakout season and he’s one of the biggest reason for the streaking Nets.

The University of Virginia product is averaging career highs across the board. Head coach Kenny Atkinson likes to use Harris during crunch time. He’s a solid defender and always seems to make winning plays down the stretch of games. Whether it’s an offensive putback or a dagger three, Harris comes up with timely plays when it matters.

Expect to see a lot more Joe Harris this year and beyond. The man is one of the best three-point shooters in the league.


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