Brooklyn Nets: How to watch Joe Harris, All-Star Saturday Night

Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris All-Star Saturday Night Three-Point Contest. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris All-Star Saturday Night Three-Point Contest. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets will compete in the Three-Point Contest at All-Star Saturday Night in Charlotte and here is how to watch.

Heading to Charlotte for his first time in the Three-Point Contest as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night, Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets picked a good time to get on one heck of a roll.

Harris, currently second in the NBA in 3-point shooting at 47.1 percent, was cooking on all burners in his final two games before the All-Star break.

He followed up a 7-for-8 performance from 3-point range on Monday against the Toronto Raptors by hitting 4-of-5 from deep in Wednesday’s triple-overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

An 11-for-13 run is not a bad way to head into the contest on Saturday night at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center … not a bad way at all.

The Nets campaigned aggressively to get Harris — a player not well known outside of Brooklyn — into the contest.

The campaign worked, as did Harris continuing his stellar shooting in his first full season as a starter.

The former second-round pick who was picked up as a street free agent by the Nets during the 2016 offseason is on pace to set a franchise record for 3-point accuracy, well ahead of the 44.9 percent of Hall of Famer Drazen Petrovic in 1992-93.

Harris has steadily been building his resume as a 3-point shooter since coming to Brooklyn, increasing his percentage and his 3-point attempts per game each season he’s been with the Nets.

In 2016-17, Harris appeared in 52 games and shot 38.5 percent on 4.3 attempts per game.

Last season, those numbers grew to 41.9 percent and 4.6 attempts a night in 78 games and this season in 54 games he’s at career-high levels of 47.1 percent and 5.2 attempts a contest.

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Heady stuff for a player the lottery-bound Orlando Magic decided couldn’t help them after they acquired him from the Cleveland Cavaliers in January 2016.

Harris is climbing the franchise leaderboard at the career level as well. His 42.7 percent 3-point shooting at a Net is now third-best in franchise history behind Petrovic (43.7 percent) and Eddie House (42.9 percent).

He’s currently seventh on the Nets’ all-time list in 3-pointers made with 367 and will tie Chris Morris for sixth with the next one he knocks down.

With 132 makes this season, an average of 2.4 per game, it will be a stretch to unseat Deron Williams in the No. 5 slot. Williams finished his career in New Jersey and Brooklyn with 485 successful 3s.

The franchise’s all-time leader is Hall of Famer Jason Kidd with 813.

The Three-Point Contest will be the second event of the night in Charlotte, with action kicking off with the Skills Challenge.

Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is the defending champion, but is unable to defend his title after having surgery late last month to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb.

Instead, he’s trying to win the media circuit in Charlotte.

There are eight competitors in the Skills Challenge this year:

The Three-Point Contest will follow with 10 shooters in the field. Harris is the top-ranked shooter on the season, with league-leader Davis Bertans of the San Antonio Spurs not in the contest.

Defending champion Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns is back to try to join Larry Bird, Craig Hodges, Mark Price, Jeff Hornacek, Peja Stojakovic and Jason Kapono as multiple-time winners.

There are also two former champs in the competition, Dirk Nowitzki (2006) and Stephen Curry (2015).

The field includes:

The festivities will close with the Slam Dunk Contest, which will have a new champion as Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz — last year’s winner — did not choose to compete this year.

The only contestant who has previously participated is Dennis Smith Jr. of the New York Knicks, who didn’t get out of the first round last season as a member of the Mavericks.

The four competitors this year include:

Here’s how to catch the action Saturday night:

All-Star Saturday Night

Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern
Live StreamFubo (try it free)

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All of this is the preamble for the 68th NBA All-Star Game set for Sunday night at Spectrum Center, with Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell set to make his first career All-Star appearance as a member of Team Giannis.