Dallas Mavericks point guard Devin Harris suffered a left toe strain against the Houston Rockets on Jan. 24 and had been out of action for his team's last 10 games. However, he returned to the lineup Sunday.
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Harris Active vs. 76ers
Sunday, Feb. 21
Harris Remains Reliable Bench Option for Mavs
Harris, the Mavericks' sixth man, has been relied upon to be Dallas' instant offense off the bench. His ability to attack the basket and hit shots from the perimeter make him a valuable asset in head coach Rick Carlisle's offense.
He scored 15 points off the bench in 33 minutes in Jan. 20's 106-94 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Carlisle has specialized in using three-guard lineups, which is why guards J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton have seen an increase in playing time this year. Both play well off the ball and while running the offense.
Felton has been more reliable in terms of a floor general, averaging less than two turnovers per game in almost 27 minutes per game. While Felton can pick up the scoring slack, he doesn't have the speed or play the pick-and-roll as well as Harris off the bench.