Caris LeVert had a rough night all around. He was limited to just six shot attempts, didn’t record an assist and matched his season-low with four points before leaving in the third quarter after banging his left knee on the floor.
The Warriors learned from their first meeting in Brooklyn, when LeVert scored 23 points and helped spark a late charge that cut a 19-point deficit to just two, and had help available when LeVert tried to get to the basket.
When his path was blocked, LeVert was too often already in mid-air and forced to pass to … someone … somewhere.
Defensively, he drew the toughest assignment, taking Kevin Durant. That was a matchup LeVert was never going to fare well in and he didn’t, as Durant set the tone for the Warriors with game-highs of 28 points and 11 assists.
Joe Harris maximized his run Saturday night, scoring a season-high 24 points in just 21 minutes on a hyper-efficient 4-for-6 from deep and 5-for-6 inside the arc.
Foul trouble limited his playing time and defensively, Klay Thompson did some unexpected things off the dribble that surprised Harris at times.
But on a night where the Nets were struggling at times to generate offense, Harris more than did his part, both from outside and off the bounce.