Harden followed up his dream debut against the Orlando Magic with 34 points, 12 assists and six rebounds.
Harden and Durant combined to score 64 points Monday, becoming the first teammates ever to each score 30 or more points in each of their first two games together with a franchise, according to Elias Sports Bureau data.
"We were young in Oklahoma City", said Harden, 31, who played with Durant, 32, on the Thunder from 2009 to 2012.More news: Coronavirus: Germany extends COVID lockdown until February 14
"We have been through a lot in this league", Durant said about his link-up with Harden.
For starters, there was no school for the holiday as three former MVPs - Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Kevin Durant - went toe-to-toe in a high-level showdown, with the Brooklyn Nets edging the Milwaukee Bucks 125-123. "Not having a chance to practice, just going on the fly, we beat a really good Bucks team".
James Harden talks about playing with Kevin Durant back in OKC and says that they are now men on the Brooklyn Nets. That final play, which started with 3.8 seconds remaining, was an odd one because Antetokounmpo started it on the other side of half court but ended up running down the lane uncontested as Middleton's corner three rimmed out.More news: Acer Incorporate New Durable Designs and Arm-based Processors for Education Chromebooks
"Experienced a lot, and for us to bring it together now and combine what we've learned over this time and try to play great basketball, I think it was pretty seamless for us.
This is a huge win for us".
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Late in the game, Brooklyn had no answer for Giannis Antetokounmpo setting a pick for Khris Middleton. Khris Middleton added 25 points - but couldn't get a potential game-winning three-pointer to drop in the final second. Nash said the Nets would do little more than watch film and walk through some plays on Tuesday, but would try to have Irving work out on the court against some teammates to improve his conditioning after his layoff, which began January 7. This is why you go all-in on the stars.