Harden finished with 32 punti, 11 rimbalzi e 14 assists as Brooklyn beat Orlando, 122-115. Harden became the first player in NBA history to record a 30-point triple-double in his debut with a new team.
Nel 40 minuti, Harden was 8-for-18 from the field and 3-for-10 from 3-point range. He was 13-for-15 from the free-throw line with nine turnovers. He had four steals.
Brooklyn picked up its seventh win over the season, improving to 7-6. Orlando fell to 6-6.
Harden’s performance was buoyed by Kevin Durant'S 42 punti. Durant added four rebounds and five assists. He was 16-for-26 from the field in 40 minuti. Joe Harris added 17 points and Jeff Green had 10.
It was Harden’s first game in a Nets uniform and he didn’t appear to miss a beat.
L'ex Houston Rockets guard came into the game against the Magic already averaging 24.8 punti, 5.1 rimbalzi e 10.4 assists per game through eight games. He led the league in scoring for three consecutive seasons and was the 2017-18 NBA MVP.
Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic led the team with 34 punti. Terence Ross had 24 points off the bench.