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Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Mavericks guard Devin Harris tackled Houston center Dwight Howard to prevent an easy dunk. At the time, Dallas trailed 38-31 with just under nine minutes remaining in the first half. “It’s not even about being dirty or anything like that,” Mavs center Tyson Chandler said after Dallas’ 121-109 Game 4 victory. “It’s about holding your ground. … (That play) gets the team up because it let’s them know that guys are fired up and ready to play. Those plays the last three games have been dunks … and that just energizes them.”
“We’re scrambling like hell defensively and Devin Harris is going to get the ball, and Dwight Howard throws him into our bench,” said Carlisle, adding that he had reviewed the play six times on film. “He takes the ball, skips it over the top and [Trevor] Ariza gets a wide-open 3. So instead of us getting the ball and a foul on Howard, it turns into essentially a five- [or] six-point swing. “That stuff’s got to stop. The officials got to get that stuff under control, because there’s too much physical stuff going on. Howard is throwing people all over the place, and that can’t happen in Game 4.”
When Dallas coach Rick Carlisle was asked about the 3-0 series deficit, he instead talked about officiating. “My hope is that in Game 4 – the one play that’s kind of an image stuck in my mind, and I just looked at it six times on the film, is the first play of the fourth quarter,” Carlisle said. “We’re scrambling like hell defensively, and Devin Harris is going to get the ball, and Dwight Howard throws him into our bench. He takes the ball, skips it over the top and Ariza gets a wide-open three. “So, instead of us getting the ball, and a foul on Howard, it turns into essentially a 5-6 point swing. That stuff’s got to stop. The officials [have] got to get that stuff under control, because there’s too much physical stuff going on. Howard is throwing people all over the place. And that can’t happen in Game 4.”
Harris has worn a metal plate in his left shoe ever since he dislocated his second toe in the 2013-14 season in Atlanta. That hasn’t changed. What has changed is that Harris, whose toe is swollen and painful, is wearing a shoe on his left foot that is a half-size bigger than the size-13 shoe he wears on his right foot. “It’s a little better, but I’m pretty heavily taped,” Harris said. “I always wear a metal plate in my shoe, so that’s not anything different. I’m used to it. But I have to wear a little bit bigger shoe, so that’s a little different. “But I’ll just do what I have to do.”
Earl K. Sneed: Per Rick Carlisle, Chandler Parsons (right knee) and Devin Harris (left great toe) both practiced today and are expected to play Game 1.
But that famous rainbow jump shot is suddenly a thing of beauty again. Nowitzki’s numbers during the Mavs’ modest winning streak: 20.3 points per game on 52.4 percent shooting, including 11-of-16 from 3-point range. “He looks like Dirk again,” center Tyson Chandler said. “Dirk looks like Holger’s in town,” guard Devin Harris said.
“We shoot together after practice and he kills me, which [ticks] me off,” Nowitzki said. So on Friday, Harris and Nowitzki were at it again on one end of the practice court at AAC. Harris, by the way, said he takes great delight in dipping into Nowitzki’s rather deep pockets in their friendly-wager shooting games. “He’s kind of a tightwad,” Harris said. “He doesn’t like giving it up, so I definitely enjoy taking it. I beat him a lot. He’s a guy who likes to talk a lot. I don’t like to talk a lot. I just like to beat him excessively.”
Tim MacMahon: Devin Harris will play for Mavs after missing last 2 games. J.J. Barea averaged 15 points, 7 assists with Harris out.
Mark Followill: ICYMI: Devin Harris out again tonight vs Lakers w/ lower right leg soreness. Rick Carlisle says he is NOT ruled out for tomorrow in Houston
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, Devin Harris is out the rest of the game for the @Dallas Mavericks with lower leg soreness. #DALatCHA
When asked by ESPN to elaborate on blood analysis, Cuban declined further comment. But interviews with several Dallas players indicate that the team’s expanded testing policy is neither obvious nor rosterwide. Guard Devin Harris recalls giving blood only in the preseason as part of the standard team physical; perhaps by design, other plasma-related details remain vague. “I don’t know what they do with it once they have it, but they definitely take it,” Harris says. “And I know they talked about taking blood throughout the season for certain stuff.”
In the informal pickup games, guard Devin Harris has been impressed with Parsons, who signed a three-year, $46 million contract with the Mavericks. “He’s got a good pump fake,” Harris said. “He’s a smart player, he’s a willing passer. “He’ll space the floor for us and he’ll give us some different dynamics where he can play stretch-four for us sometimes. I do think he’ll get better, and obviously he’ll have more responsibilities here, but I think he’s up for the challenge.”
19 Sep 14
The final two seasons of the four-year contract between Devin Harris and the Mavs is a little more lucrative than previously reported. He’ll make nearly $4.728MM in year three and nearly $4.903MM in the final season, which is partially guaranteed for almost $1.34MM, as Mark Deeks of ShamSports details on his Mavs salary page.