The Erie BayHawks trailed by 21 points with four minutes, 23 seconds left in Tuesday’s game against the Texas Legends when Tyler Harvey finally snapped out of his shooting slump.
The Orlando Magic second-round pick, who is being stashed with their NBA Development League affiliate during his rookie season, had shot 1-of-8 from three-point range on the night and less than 35% from the field on the season.
So naturally, over those final four minutes, 23 seconds, he proceeded to sink six straight threes, teaming with fellow guard John Jordan to send the game to overtime. In a pair of three-minute overtime periods, he sunk two more from deep.
When all was said and done, Harvey had hit 8-of-11 from long range over the final 10 minutes, 20 seconds of game time (see shot chart below). After trailing 107-86 with 4:23 left, the BayHawks won, 125-120.
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With @eriebayhawks down by 21, @traaaw hits 6 straight threes in the final 4:23 of regulation! He would add 2 more in double OT to lead Erie to an incredible comeback win!! #AnotherOne 💦💦💦 [Fun Fact: Harvey led the nation in scoring and 3PM last season in the NCAA at Eastern Washington]
Harvey, who led the nation in scoring (23.1 PPG) as a junior at Eastern Washington a year ago, was Orlando’s No. 51 overall pick in June’s 2015 NBA Draft. He is one of six draft picks being stashed in the NBA D-League this season through the NBA Draft Rights player rule.
After Tuesday’s incredible outburst, Harvey is averaging 11.9 points in 24.8 minutes per game while shooting 37% from beyond the arc.