Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Harris believes the “flat” energy levels played a significant role in the team’s loss on Wednesday.
It’s been a slow start for the Brooklyn Nets. Despite acquiring superstar point guard Kyrie Irving in free agency, the Nets are 1-3, with their only win coming against the New York Knicks.
The most recent loss, on Wednesday night, was a 118-108 defeat at the hands of the Indiana Pacers. Brooklyn was led by Irving, who had a team-high 28 points on the night. Spencer Dinwiddie additionally dropped 20 points and dished out seven assists. So what was the issue with the Nets in this matchup? Well, according to Joe Harris, it had to do with the energy levels.
“I think a number of us were talking about it after the game. It just seemed like the energy was little bit flat to begin with in the first quarter and then in the third quarter, we had spurts where we would kind of turn it around a little, but it has to be consistent throughout the game,” Harris said, per Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
Harris was on the court for 30 minutes in the loss. He finished with 13 points and two rebounds. Through four games, the veteran is averaging 13.3 points and 3.0 boards on 51.3% shooting from the field and 52.0% from behind the arc.
Brooklyn’s next matchup will be Friday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. They’ll take on James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets at the Barclays Center as the Nets look to avoid a 1-4 start.