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NBA roundup: James Harden notches triple-double in Nets debut By Reuters

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Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 factors and James Harden added a 32-point triple-double in his debut for the Brooklyn Nets, who recorded a 122-115 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night time in New York.

Durant shot 16 of 26 and set a franchise document by scoring at the very least 25 factors for the ninth straight sport because the Nets gained their third straight. Harden shot 8 of 18 from the sector and grabbed 12 rebounds. He added 4 steals and made 13 of 15 free throws in 40 minutes.

Joe Harris added 17 factors for the Nets, who shot 53.8 p.c and hit 16 3-pointers of their sixth straight sport with out Kyrie Irving (private causes, well being and security protocols).

Nikola Vucevic scored a season-high 34 factors for Orlando, which dropped its fifth straight regardless of taking part in its best sport of the skid. Terrence Ross added 23 and rookie Cole Anthony contributed 16 as Orlando shot 46.3 p.c whereas taking part in with out Evan Fournier (again spasms) for the eighth straight sport.

San Antonio Spurs 103 – Houston Rockets 91

DeMar DeRozan scored 24 factors to guide San Antonio in a house victory over Houston.

Dejounte Murray notched a double-double with 18 factors and 10 rebounds, whereas Jakob Poeltl additionally added a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Spurs within the victory.

The Rockets have been led by Christian Wooden and Mason Jones, who each scored 24 factors. Wooden added 18 rebounds, whereas Jones’ scoring output was a profession excessive.

Detroit Pistons 120 – Miami Warmth 100

Jerami Grant scored 29 factors to assist Detroit earn its first highway victory of the season at Miami.

Blake Griffin chipped in with 15 factors, seven rebounds and eight assists, whereas Derrick Rose added 23 factors off the bench for the Pistons within the victory.

Bam Adebayo led all scorers with 28 factors for the Warmth within the loss, their third straight.

Toronto Raptors 116 – Charlotte Hornets 113

Norman Powell made six 3-pointers en path to a team-high 24 factors off the bench and Toronto scored its second win over visiting Charlotte in as many video games at Amalie Area in Tampa, Fla.

Powell was certainly one of 4 Raptors to knock down three or extra 3-pointers together with OG Anunoby, Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet. Chris Boucher scored 20 factors, additionally off the bench. Lowry led the Toronto starters with 19 factors, Anunoby added 18, and VanVleet flirted with a triple-double, posting 15 factors, 10 assists and 7 rebounds.

Gordon Hayward, who missed Thursday’s matchup between the 2 groups with a hip damage, led Charlotte with 25 factors. Terry Rozier scored 24 factors and knocked down six 3-pointers, whereas Devonte’ Graham (NYSE:) — who completed with 20 factors — made his fourth and remaining 3-pointer with 8.4 seconds remaining to tug the Hornets inside one level earlier than Boucher’s decisive foul pictures.

Memphis Grizzlies 106 – Philadelphia 76ers 104

Ja Morant returned from an eight-game absence with a sprained left ankle to attain 17 factors and raise host Memphis previous Philadelphia.

Xavier Tillman added 15, Brandon Clarke contributed 11 factors and 11 rebounds, whereas Kyle Anderson and Dillon Brooks had 11 factors every.

Shake Milton led the Sixers with 28 factors, Tobias Harris added 21 and Ben Simmons had 11 factors, 16 rebounds and 9 assists. Tyrese Maxey, who had 12 factors, missed a possible game-winning 3-pointer on the buzzer.

Portland Path Blazers 112 – Atlanta Hawks 106

Damian Lillard recorded 36 factors, seven rebounds and 7 assists as Portland notched a victory over visiting Atlanta.

Gary Trent Jr. added 18 factors and CJ McCollum had 16 as Portland recovered from a 16-point, second-quarter deficit to win for the fifth time prior to now six video games.

Enes Kanter scored 12 factors, matched his season better of 15 rebounds, and had a season-high 5 blocked pictures in his first sport because the beginning middle after Jusuf Nurkic was misplaced indefinitely with a fractured proper wrist. Derrick Jones Jr. added 10 factors and 9 rebounds for the Path Blazers.

–Area Degree Media