March 16, 2016, 6:54 pm
Devin Harris saw 28 minutes and scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with six rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Wednesday’s loss to the Cavs.
J.J. Barea’s stat line was even better with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, three rebounds, four assists and three treys in 23 minutes, as Rick Carlisle went with them over Deron Williams (four points, 1-of-5 FGs, one rebound, five assists, one steal, one block, 25 minutes) and Wes Matthews (five points, three boards, 1-of-4 FGs, 23 minutes). This is going to bounce back the other direction but it’s worth pointing out that Carlisle is going to be ruthless in his pursuit of wins down the stretch. We’re not adding the bench players and though Matthews might bounce back and be a standard league value, he’s been bad enough lately and throughout the year for owners to cut bait.