In talking to reporters before the Nets' game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich raved about the Nets' new point guard, who he has faced in a number of big games. "He'll be great," said the coach with the four rings. "He's just going to get better and better. He's a hell of a talent." Harris' defense against Tony Parker during the 2006 WC semi-finals is credited with helping the Mavs beat the Spurs in a seven-game classic.