Harden scored 20 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT) while adding four rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a block across 34 minutes in Monday's win over the Heat. Harden was the most efficient member of the Nets' "Big Three" by a wide margin, as he only missed three shots from the field en route to a 20-point performance. He has now scored 20 or more points in four of his six games with the Nets, and he is also averaging 11.3 assists per game in that stretch.
Harden generated 12 points (2-8 FG, 0-5 3 Pt), 8-9 FT), 11 assists and seven rebounds across 38 minutes in Saturday's 128-124 win over the Heat. Harden's double-double was unimpressive by Harden's standards, as his bottom line was compromised by a horrific night of shooting as well as a team-high six turnovers. Harden failed to convert a three-pointer for the first time since March 7 of last year against the Hornets. Although that incredible streak has ended, managers shouldn't worry much about Harden's output moving forward.
Harden had 19 points (6-14 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 assists and five rebounds in Friday's 125-113 loss to the Cavaliers. In back-to-back matchups alongside Kyrie Irving, Harden averaged 13.0 points less than what he posted without him across his first two games for Brooklyn. Harden's 19 points Friday were an even more surprising output considering the Nets played without fellow star Kevin Durant (Achilles injury recovery). Fortunately, having All-Star scorers around has allowed Harden to average 12.3 assists across his first four games with Brooklyn.
Harden registered 21 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 12 assists, 10 rebounds and two steals across 51 minutes Wednesday in the Nets' 147-135 double-overtime loss to the Cavaliers. The Nets welcomed Kyrie Irving (personal/conditioning) back from a seven-game absence Wednesday, enabling Brooklyn's "Big Three" of Irving, Harden and Kevin Durant to share the court for the first time. At least for one game, Harden was the clear No. 3 option, as his usage rate of 18.6 percent lagged far behind those of Irving (30.6 percent) and Kevin Durant (28.3 percent). Harden still excelled as Brooklyn's de facto point guard, and thanks to the elevated minutes, he was able to churn out his second triple-double in three games with Brooklyn. The eight-time All-Star's stat lines will be worth monitoring in future contests, as Harden could be in store for a bigger hit to his scoring and free-throw production than anticipated if Brooklyn prefers to keep him in more of a facilitating role.
Harden registered 34 points (13-25 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, 12 assists and a block across 41 minutes in Monday's 125-123 win over the Bucks. Harden has only played two games for the Nets, but he continues to make history -- he became the first player in NBA history to record back-to-back games with at least 30 points and 10 assists in his first two games with a new team. Harden and Kevin Durant are already showing glimpses of the chemistry they had when they played together at the Thunder, and Harden's numbers -- and efficiency -- should only improve as long as he gets to know his teammates better.
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