The Magic Fall Short to the Nets in James Harden’s Brooklyn Debut


Even with all the hype surrounding the Nets’ big three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden, the Orlando Magic still had a chance to play the role of spoilers in Harden’s debut. The Magic wouldn’t be able to complete the upset, however, as the Nets would prevail 122-115. For the Nets, Durant extends his streak of 25+ point games to nine with a 42-point outburst on Saturday. Durant also had four rebounds, five assists, and two blocks. After this game, Durant set a Nets’ franchise record for the most points scored in a player’s first ten games with 304 points. As for Harden, he certainly didn’t disappoint in his first game with the Nets. Harden notched his first triple-double of the season with 32 points, 12 rebounds, and 14 assists. The Nets’ offense did seem pretty unstoppable, even without Irving.

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