There are a plethora of talking points coming out of Saturday’s game betwene the Brooklyn Nets and the Golden State Warriors. For starters, it’s hard to not mention that it was the first time that Kevin Durant had returned to the home of his former team, a team he had helped win two titles. And then it’s also hard to not mention that the Nets officially have a point guard now. That man’s name is James Harden, as Kyrie Irving declared he had given the spot to him and would now take up the role of shooting guard.
At any rate, whatever they did on the night worked for them as they took down the Warriors 134-117. Steph Curry led all scorers with 27 points, but he was the only Golden State player over the 17-point threshold. Brooklyn had four with that many or more. Harden led the way with a strong double-double, producing 16 assists in addition to 19 points. Durant had 20 while Irving added 23 to lead his team in points. The win put Brooklyn at 16-12 following a second straight win while the Warriors fell to 14-13 after a two-game run was halted.