“We don’t win this game without him”: Gary Harris plays like star Nuggets need

LOS ANGELES – Gary Harris earned a healthy chunk of redemption on his stop-and-go season Wednesday night.

The Lakers had taken a blowtorch to Denver’s 23-point lead, and the glitzy Los Angeles crowd, already primed after LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list, was rollicking.

With just two points separating a desperate Nuggets (43-21) squad and the underwhelming Lakers, Harris put a hard stop to L.A.’s momentum.

He sunk one 3-pointer from the corner to make it 92-87 with 7:31 remaining, breathing room for a team anxious over its three-game losing streak. Then, off a broken play that was tough to even fathom on replay, Nikola Jokic served up another assist that found Harris for three in the exact same spot.

Harris added two more layups, a free throw, a rebound and a reciprocal assist to Jokic before his personal assault on the Lakers was over.

“Even he had a low-post move,” Jokic joked. “I forgot about that.”