Dec. 26: Harris stings the Hornets
The Brooklyn Nets returned from their Christmas Break to host the Charlotte Hornets in the first of four meetings between two teams that figure to be fighting for position in the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff field the rest of the way.
And on this night after Christmas, the Nets kept giving fans at Barclays Center free basketball to watch.
DeMarre Carroll split a pair of free throws with 1.2 seconds left in regulation to force overtime before Spencer Dinwiddie likewise split two free throws with 22.7 seconds left in the first overtime to tie things up once again.
With 6.7 seconds to go, Rodions Kurucs forced the ball away from Charlotte’s Malik Monk. Joe Harris scooped up the loose ball and took it the length of the floor for the game-winning layup with 3.4 seconds left.
It capped a night for Harris that included a season-high 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting, including 5-of-8 from deep, along with six rebounds and two assists.
And, you know, Harris’ second late-game winner in eight days wasn’t bad, either.