Joe Harris had a solid game Saturday night, but the Jumpin’ Jack Joe tendency when he drives the ball and then gets himself in the air with nowhere to go with it is a trend that could go away at any time.
Both of Harris’ turnovers Saturday against the Knicks were off plays where he committed to the air and then discovered to his dismay that he was either going to travel or have to throw the ball to the Notorious N.I.P. (No one In Particular).
He opted for the latter, which is seldom the right decision, as the steals triggered break opportunities for New York.
Jarrett Allen still got worked to a degree by New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, who had 23 points and 14 rebounds in 27 minutes, but he held his own to a greater degree than he has in his previous matchups with the Turkish behemoth.
And Allen’s aggressive start to the second half spring-boarded the Brooklyn Nets into a strong third quarter, in which they outscored the Knicks 38-32 and got their lead up to 19 points, by scoring six points on a pair of and-one conversions on Brooklyn’s first two possessions.
He’s aggressively pursuing rebounds in a way he wasn’t even earlier this season, is focusing more on his box outs and his offensive confidence and footwork continue to improve.
Save for a couple of ticky-tack foul calls, it was a pretty solid night by the kid.