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Harrison Barnes delivers a reverse slam dunk against the Bucks
- Updated: October 9, 2016
HB throws it down! ? https://t.co/U1tbthMqhJ
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) October 9, 2016
On Saturday night, Harrison Barnes was able to put the Dallas Mavericks on the board with some flair.
Barnes started off by throwing a pass to Andrew Bogut off an inbound play, leading to an immediate give-and-go. The quick action from the pair of former Golden State Warriors created a driving lane for Barnes, who would make his way to the rim for a reverse slam dunk against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Whether it was the chemistry from their time with the Warriors, or a play designed by coach Rick Carlisle, Barnes and Bogut already look in rhythm for a highly anticipated 2016-17 season. They’ll have a lot on their shoulders this season, as they get ready to make the Mavericks legit title contenders once again.
Time to hit the court! 1, 2, 3…MAVS! https://t.co/v4mWeNjrg6
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) October 1, 2016
Barnes’ only problem is still having finding his rhythm on his jump shot, with him going 3-13 from the field; not helping the Mavericks avoid a 88-74 defeat. It’s a struggle that defined his time in last year’s NBA Finals, but isn’t something that should last long; with Barnes shooting 46.6 FG% or higher in his past 2 seasons.
He’ll have another chance to find his stroke when the Mavericks go up against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 11, with tip-off scheduled at 8:30 p.m. EST.
All stats for this article are from Mavs.com and Basketball-Reference.com
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