Harris will not play Tuesday in order to rest, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Harris is simply taking the night off for rest and should be ready to return for the second of back-to-back games on Wednesday against the Spurs. With Harris sidelined, Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea could see extended minutes in the backcourt rotation.
Harris scored nine points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and contributed four steals, three rebounds, and two assists over 23 minutes in Monday's win over the 76ers. Harris has seen a bit more involvement offensively over the Mavericks' last three games, pouring in a total of 33 points and eight assists during that span, while gathering 10 boards and five steals defensively. Despite being on the downslope of his career, Harris is clearly somebody that coach Rick Carlisle trusts, so expect the combo guard to continue to receive 20-to-25 minutes per contest.
Harris scored seven points (2-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT) Wednesday in a win over the Clippers. He added two steals and an assist in a season-high 26 minutes. Harris has carved out a role off Dallas' bench but has yet to establish a consistent rhythm. He's scored in double-figures just twice in the team's first eight outings despite averaging 22.6 minutes a game.
Harris failed to score Thursday in a loss to the Hornets. He missed all three of his shot attempts and finished with three turnovers in 20 minutes of action. Harris has struggled to start the year, shooting just 33 percent from the field through the fist five games. He continues to lead the Dallas second unit but has failed to find the same success he had last season.
Harris was held to nine points Tuesday in a loss to the Raptors. He finished the night 3-of-8 from the field, including 0-of-3 from behind the arc. He also struggled from the free-throw missing three of six attempts. Harris has struggled with his shot through the first four games of the year and is shooting just 36.1 percent from the field and 18.9 percent from long-range. Harris, a career 79.7 percent free-throw shooter, is even having troubles at the charity stripe shooting just 56 percent from the line for the season.
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