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Sport Harden makes history at the Nets debut

10:10  17 january  2021
10:10  17 january  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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For Harden 's part, with 32 points, 14 assists, 12 rebounds and four steals, he became the first player in NBA history to post a 30-point triple-double in his debut with a new team. He's also already etched his name in the Nets record book, as those 14 assists are a franchise high for anyone in a team debut

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© Getty Images "Hope you can see it in my smile": James Harden is happy in Brooklyn. He had put pressure on for weeks and got his way on Wednesday. After the trade from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets, James Harden made his debut on Saturday against the Orlando Magic - and did not disappoint. Still without Kyrie Irving, but with Kevin Durant "The Beard" started at the Barclays Center and for a long time trailed behind, but then turned up together with "KD", who in the end achieved the daily best of 42 points.

But the headlines belonged to Harden, who not only contributed 30 points, but also 14 assists (franchise record on debut) and twelve rebounds, making him the first NBA professional ever to have a triple-double for a new team at his premiere at least 30 points. To top it off, the Nets won with 122: 115.

Brooklyn, Harden said after the game, was his preferred trade target all along. "I hope you can see it in my smile and my game. I'm just looking forward to this chance. This is an amazing franchise, I just have to be the best James Harden I can be and good things will happen."

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