The Joker led the Nuggets to a second seed as the future looks bright
October 15, 2019, 12:30 amJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray scored 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds, six assists and two triples in Monday's game against the Suns.
Murray is the clear No. 2 guy in Denver behind Nikola Jokic (four points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block) and leads a high powered Nuggets offense which has given him a clear green light. Gary Harris (18 points, two triples, two rebounds, two assists and a steal) is going to have to battle his way into production as the Nuggets have plenty of guards that can play.
May 12, 2019, 7:18 pmGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris scored an efficient 15 points (7-of-11 shooting) with six rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes of Sunday's Game 7 loss to the Blazers.
Harris had a rough 2018-19 campaign, seeing his production fall off due to a bag full of injuries that he had to deal with. He was beginning to feel more of himself in the postseason but it could have been a case of too little, too late. Hopefully, some rest over the summer will do him some good as he looks to bounce back stronger in 2019-20.
May 10, 2019, 1:59 amGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris shot 4-for-11 from the floor for 15 points with three boards, five assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes during a 119-108 loss to the Blazers in Game 6 on Thursday.
Harris still doesn't look completely right since his injuries during the regular season. He showed flashes of his defensive prowess on the wing at times, but it wasn't enough to put away the Blazers for good. The Nuggets now travel home to defend their homecourt in a winner-take-all Game 7 against the Blazers on Sunday.
May 8, 2019, 1:34 amGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris scored 16 points (5-for-12 FGs, 6-for-6 FTs) to go with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes in Tuesday's blowout victory over the Blazers.
Harris scored 11, 12, 13 and 14 points in games one through four of this series, so 16 does break the pattern. We'll forgive him as he continues to look like his former self on both ends of the floor. Harris was also a plus-31 on the night, which was the best mark in the game.
May 5, 2019, 10:38 pmGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris put up 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting with five rebounds in 36 minutes of action as the Nuggets beat the Blazers in Game 4 on Sunday.
He missed both of his attempts from the 3-point line, but he added one steal and one block to the box score. Harris and Will Barton, who had 11 points on 4-of-14 shooting, hit some clutch shots down the stretch to seal the win for the Nuggets. Barton hit two 3-pointers in a row and Harris converted an and-1 before the Blazers began playing the foul game. The Nuggets will need this level of production from both of these guys if they hope to come away with a series win.
May 4, 2019, 2:26 amGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris contributed another strong two-way performance on Friday with 16 points, four rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one triple on 6-for-12 shooting.
Harris logged 50 minutes before fouling out in the third of four overtime periods, spending a large portion of the game defending CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard. His defense was a major factor in this one and the Nuggets will need him to keep that effort alive if they are going to overcome a 1-2 deficit in this epic second-round series.
April 30, 2019, 1:23 amGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris played well on both ends of the floor in Monday's Game 1 win over the Blazers with 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting while adding five rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks.
Harris hit some momentum-shifting shots in this game and also made what was arguably the play of the night when he had an acrobatic reverse layup past two defenders. He had a huge block on Damian Lillard's 3-point attempt late in the fourth quarter and looks confident as ever. If he can continue to play at this level then the Blazers might be in deep trouble.
April 25, 2019, 10:54 pmGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris scored 14 points in Game 6 against the Spurs on Thursday night as the Nuggets fell 120-103.
Harris scored a few points in this one but didn't do a whole lot else. The Nuggets will probably need him to have more of a visible imprint on the game to make major noise.
April 24, 2019, 12:46 amGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris helped set the tone early in Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Spurs and finished with 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), two rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.
Harris is looking more and more like his old self and he made a big difference by playing some effective defense on Derrick White in this one. Much of Harris' production came in the first half as the game was effectively decided for much of the second half.
April 20, 2019, 8:18 pmGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris scored only eight points on 2-of-9 shooting with six boards, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in Saturday's win over the Spurs.
The inefficient night can be forgiven in tonight's matchup but the Nuggets need Harris to show up whenever Jamal Murray is struggling to find his groove. It's been hard for him to find consistency in his game this year because of the myriad of injuries that he succumbed to this whole season.
April 18, 2019, 11:31 pmGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris scored 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting with four rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in Game 3 on Thursday.
Harris looked decent at times on the defensive end of the floor, but he and the Nuggets as a whole can't get anything going offensively. He was much better than Jamal Murray tonight, but that's not saying much as both guards combined for 6-for-19 shooting form the floor. There was never a chance for Harris to get into a rhythm due to the myriad of injuries he had this season and it's showing now in the playoffs.
April 18, 2019, 11:43 amGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris says that he's finally feeling like himself again after struggling with nagging injuries through so much of the regular season.
Harris missed 25 games for the second time in the last three seasons (the third season featured 15 absences) and had a hard time regaining his form as Denver's bench pieces provided quality play in the interim, meaning he didn't get to jump back into a big role. So far, Playoff Harris looks like the guy that fantasy owners invested middle-round picks in, as he's scored 43 points on 17-of-28 shooting in his first two postseason contests. The injury concerns are obviously there but his frustrating regular season may mean that Harris is available at a discount in next season's drafts.
Source: The Athletic
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