James Harden showed out last night against the San Antonio Spurs to get the win in overtime 124-113. Kevin Durant is still out as it’s just Kyrie Irving and James Harden leading the charge. Harden became the first player since 1977 to record 30 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds without recording a single turnover. They also managed to overcome a 10-point deficit in the final 2:12 of regulation to force overtime. To not get a single turnover and overcome any deficit is quite impressive for a guy who set the record for most turnovers in a season with the Houston Rockets.
With just Kyrie and James, the Nets still looking extremely scary. After Irving stated he wanted Harden to control the team and run point guard, things have been going well for Brooklyn. They’re currently 23-13 and are third in the eastern conference.
Durant and Irving have been in and out of the lineup with Harden being the only consistent one holding down the fort. It’s quite surprising that Harden hasn’t gotten more MVP consideration but we understand his team on paper is the prohibited favorite. We’ll see if the Nets can keep this up for the playoffs and their stars can stay healthy.