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Skip Bayless blames Game 7 defeat on one Brooklyn Nets player - and it's not Kevin Durant or James Harden

Joshua Rogers June 20, 2021
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During the Nets’ epic Game 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks, Fox Sports analyst Skip Bayless couldn’t help himself from blaming Brooklyn’s struggles on one particular player. And surprisingly enough, it wasn’t KD or Harden.

Bucks edge past Nets in Game 7 thriller

The Milwaukee Bucks came through a nail-biting Game 7 in OT to beat the Nets 115-111.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points, while Kevin Durant scored 48 points and was a toe-length away from winning the game with a last minute three that was correctly called as a two.

The Bucks now go on to play either the Hawks or 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Skip Bayless goes in on one particular Nets player

Skip Bayless was up to his old tricks again, tweeting throughout the game.

Although he mentioned James Harden’s troubles, as well as his obvious lack of fitness, it was one particular Nets player who bore the brunt of Bayless’ attacks.

That man? Joe Harris.

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Harris had a woeful shooting performance, and offered no perimeter scoring to take the burden off Kevin Durant.

The guard finished with 10 points on 3-of-10 from the floor and just 3-of-9 from deep.

Harris was 8-of-33 for a minus-51 over the last five games, four of which the Nets lost.

Bayless duly went in on him.

Social media reacts to Joe Harris’ Game 7, one fan burns his jersey

NBA Twitter was as equally harsh on Harris as Skip.

Video footage began to circulate of one fan even burning their Joe Harris jersey.

Here’s what everyone else had to say.

Harris speaks out on dismal performance

After the game, 29-year-old Harris spoke with reporters about his individual performance.

“Obviously I’m disappointed. I wish I’d played better,” Harris said.

“Overall, I wish I would’ve shot more efficiently, help alleviate some of the pressure that other guys were facing.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.