5. Harris does miss 3-pointers
It had reached the point where every time Joe Harris took a 3-pointer, it was a surprise if he misfired.
That happens when you are shooting a ridiculous 67.4 percent over your last nine games.
Harris entered play Tuesday night as the NBA’s leading 3-point shooter, making 60 percent — 30-for-50 — so far this season. He was 29-for-43 since going 1-for-7 on opening night.
Harris didn’t shoot badly against the Phoenix Suns, but the shots just weren’t dropping. Harris went 1-for-6, dropping his season numbers to a still-ridiculous 55.4 percent.
But he didn’t play a poor game. Far from it, in fact. Harris took the ball to the rim with authority, finishing with 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting overall. He also defended well within the team design, moved the ball crisply and was a team-high plus-23 on the night.
And he did this to rookie Deandre Ayton.
So what we learned is simply that Harris is not going to make every 3-pointer he takes.
Even if it seemed for a long time as if he might.