1. Joe Harris
The Nets received a combined 61 points from their Big 3 in Game 2, which is incredibly impressive considering they took their foot off the gas after the third quarter.
As impressive as Durant, Harden and Irving were, however, it was Joe Harris who really gave Brooklyn an early boost. In the opening quarter, Harris finished with 16 points while draining all four of his three-point attempts, helping the Nets establish a convincing 40-26 lead.
When the dust settled, Harris tied a franchise playoff record with seven made threes (7-of-10), tallying 25 points to help the Nets take a 2-0 series lead as they prepare to travel to Boston for Games 3 and 4 in front of what figures to be a hostile TD Garden crowd.
Nets’ Joe Harris has been outstanding against the Celtics thus far.
Harris’ numbers are obviously skewed from Tuesday night’s eruption, but he’s still averaging a solid 17.5 points and 3.5 rebounds on 52% shooting including 56.3% (!) on threes. To say that Brooklyn needs to keep prioritizing him on offense would be an understatement, as his shooting will be paramount as this team moves forward in the postseason.