Harris nails winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat former team
Playing against his former team, the 6-foot-7 forward/center drilled a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer as time expired to deliver the Iowa Energy a 108-105 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA D-League.
Harris, of West High fame, had given Iowa a 105-102 lead with a free throw with 7.4 seconds left before Fort Wayne tied the game with a long 3-pointer that looked to send the game into overtime.
But the Alaskan had other ideas.
After a Iowa timeout moved the ball to midcourt, the inbounds play was called for Harris, who peeled off a screen and led loose a laser off one foot that banged home.
He was mobbed and tackled by his delirious teammates in a scene straight out any March Madness highlight.
Harris finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds – his fifth double-double in the last nine games.
He also had a career-high five blocked shots.
Harris won a D-League championship with Fort Wayne in 2014 and helped the team get back to the Finals last year.
The trade to Iowa was approved by Harris, who said he had nothing but love for the Mad Ants when he left in the middle of this season.
Tonight he ripped out their heart with a dagger at the buzzer.
That’s cold, man. Ice cold.