Brooklyn Nets faced Orlando Magic, in a game that was not one more for the history of the franchise and possibly not for the NBA usually. It was the first meeting of James Harden after his departure from Houston Rockets, in addition to the new meeting with Kevin Durant, who knew how to be his partner in Oklahoma City Thunder.
If any fan of the league expected the pair to begin to shine from the first game obtaining a difference of 20 points, the Magic showed that it will not be like that. The Nets, without Kyrie Irving indefinitely, they had to fight the 48 minutes to be able to sign the first victory with Harden in the team.
La Barba had a first quarter in which he could be noticed a little nervous, without making all those decisions that previously belonged to him in the Rockets. Harden only scored two units in the first 12 minutes, demonstrating that he is human, although Orlando also showed that they were to play beyond any presentation.
The meeting continued to be even until the end, although ultimately it ended up weighing the hierarchy, something that the entire franchise hopes will be repeated often. Brooklyn Nets managed to prevail 122-115 and obtained his eighth triumph of the season. While, Orlando Magic He had a negative record again, a product of his 6-7 record.
James Harden debuted with a triple-double for Brooklyn Nets
James Harden he improved remarkably as the minutes passed and the night ended with a triple-double. La Barba made his debut in the Brooklyn Nets with 32 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds. For its part, Kevin Durant He was the team’s leading scorer thanks to his 42 units, in addition to 5 passes-goals and 4 boards.