Joe Harris’ streak of consecutive games with a made 3-pointer ended Tuesday night at 32, leaving him five shy of the franchise record of 37 consecutive games set by Joe Johnson from Feb. 19 to Nov. 12, 2014.
It was still just the second streak of 30 games or more by a Net, so it was a nice run.
With the 3-point touch eluding him, Harris kept moving without the ball and got himself open on some nice cuts to the basket for tough finishes in traffic (he was 4-for-5 inside the arc).
Defensively, Harris will never overwhelm an opponent, but he makes himself a nuisance, works hard to stay in front of his man off the dribble and contests shots.
He’s a solid pro who had an off night from long range and found other ways to help his team.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson didn’t shoot well (but, hey, who did?) Tuesday night, but he was making plays on the glass and at the defensive end that helped Brooklyn put away the Heat in the fourth quarter.
Hollis-Jefferson got the closing assignment at the 4 for the Nets, as coach Kenny Atkinson left starter Jared Dudley on the bench the entire fourth quarter, and RHJ responded with four points and five rebounds down the stretch.
Does he get out of control going to the rim at times? Yes. Does he make what should be easy shots into very difficult ones with his habit of twisting and contorting when he doesn’t need to? Yes.
Offensively, Hollis-Jefferson might just be what he is — a slasher who will struggle to knock down jump shots longer than about 12 feet.
But for what he does as a defender and rebounder, you can live with that.