It’s rare that you get anything easy from the San Antonio Spurs. No matter how good they might be in the standings, you know you’re always in for a battle, and that proved to be true on Monday night for the Brooklyn Nets as they had to fight to overcome them in overtime to take a 124-113 victory. James Harden, because who else could it be, was the man leading the charge for the Nets on the evening.
He had a triple-double that included 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 15 assists as he took down a foe he used to see regularly when he was still a Rocket. Prior to the outing, the Nets hadn’t won on any of their last 17 trips to San Antonio, so this was a marked improvement, even if they did blow a big lead that took the game into the extra period. In their last ten games, the 23-13 Nets now have nine wins, showing just how they are beginning to click as a unit. As for the Spurs, they are now 17-13 despite being under .500 on their home floor following a second loss in their last three after taking a pause due to Covid.