Joe Harris was efficient when he could find the space to get off his shot. The problem was that the Indiana Pacers did a solid job of denying those opportunities for much of the game.
Harris’ biggest shot wound up not counting — draining an apparent 3-pointer with 1:35 left that would have given the Brooklyn Nets a 107-106 lead, only to have the shot wiped off the board because of an illegal screen by Jared Dudley.
That play sort of summed up the Nets’ night as a whole. There were some great moments for Brooklyn, but too many mistakes at the offensive end swung the tide against the Nets.
Jarrett Allen was efficient, knocking down every shot he took. The problem was that he didn’t take some of them that maybe he should have.
There were occasions when the Nets got the ball to Allen in the mid-post or in the middle of the lane and he opted to kick the ball back out rather than shoot.
On one possession that ended with a shot-clock violation, Allen twice had the ball in the middle of the paint about eight to 10 feet and opted for the kickout both times, including delivering the ball to Spencer Dinwiddie in the corner without enough time to get up a shot.
There are times Allen needs to trust his exceptional footwork and soft touch more than he does and that was an issue at times on Friday.