The Brooklyn Nets are officially tied for top spot in the Eastern Conference following Wednesday night’s set of games. After a loss for the Sixers (to the Bucks) and the Nets’ 124-115 win over the Indiana Pacers, they are now on equal ground with Philly. They got there in large part, once again, because of James Harden’s incredible play. His game has changed quite a bit since arriving in Brooklyn, with scoring not being as much of his repertoire all of the time.
However, on this night he showed he still has the touch as far as that goes. He recorded 40 points to go along with ten rebounds and 15 assists for a triple-double, his 11th of the seasons. And he, quite honestly, had to be that good as they were without the services of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Plus, they were trailing after the first quarter following a slow start. On the other side, Malcolm Brogdon led the way with 24 points while Domantas Sabonis also picked up a triple-double, scoring 18, rebounding 11, and assisting on 11 buckets as well.