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Joe Harris, Landry Shamet, Nets rain threes on Hornets

But the Nets’ depth, even after LaMarcus Aldridge’s sudden and unexpected retirement from a heart complication, compensated where their starpower fell short.

The Nets defeated Charlotte at home, 130-115, by flexing their muscle as a collective rather than the individual superpowers of its three, wait two, err, one-and-a-half stars.

Shamet also hit six threes off the bench, with the Barclays Center crowd clamoring for him to let it fly every time he touched the ball with space in front of him.

The Nets combated Charlotte’s physical defense with ball movement to the tune of 35 assists on the night, two shy of their season-high of 37.

Charlotte’s Miles Bridges took advantage of the Nets’ interior and scored 33 points on a variety of high-flying dunks and open threes, which he made six of, as well.

The Nets still aren’t expected to welcome Harden back for another few days, but if their shooters are shooting like they did against the Hornets, they stand a chance any night of the week.

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