You can describe a couple of things on the court on Saturday as pure magic. One was the Orlando Magic. The other was how well James Harden and Kevin Durant played. Harden, making his Brooklyn Nets debut, one in which he was supposedly going to be ‘limited,’ in went on to post a 30-point triple-double, becoming the first player to ever do that in his bow for a new team.
He had 32 points to go along with 14 assists and 12 rebounds in the 122-115 win over the Magic. Kevin Durant was also in great form, leading all scorers in the contest with 42 points of his own. The 74 he and Harden combined for, in fact, was the most they had ever scored while teaming with one another. And it’s just their first game together. And it’s without Kyrie Irving. This is a valid Finals contender, or should be, and games like this go to show why that is so.