James Harden Reminds the League About his Dangerous Combination with Kevin Durant at Nets

Published 01/19/2021, 12:00 AM EST
Jan 18, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) and power forward Kevin Durant (7) high five during the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center. The Nets defeated the Bucks 125-123. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


After being reunited after eight years, James Harden and Kevin Durant are going off. Tonight, they registered a sensational victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. The game was close till the very last second, and it was KD who scored a cold-blooded dagger to the seal the game.

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Although Durant was the one to finish off the game, the Beard had another impressive game. He finished the game with a double-double courtesy of 34 points and 12 assists. Durant walked toe to toe with Harden as he was just a rebound shy of a double-double himself.

The Harden and KD duo combined for 64 points to take care of business vs the Bucks. Following this scoring outburst, the duo entered NBA history books for scoring the second most points in their first two games for a franchise.

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They are second only to Wilt Chamberlain and York Larese, who hold the record with 151 points. While they might have missed the top spot by just a few points, one thing is certain; the league is in trouble.

It was just their second game together, but their chemistry has drastically improved since the last fixture. Once Kyrie Irving returns, it’ll be exciting to see how he fits in with the dynamic duo.

James Harden talks about his relationship with Kevin Durant

Jan 16, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) high fives forward Kevin Durant (7) during a time out in the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Harden and Durant used to play for the OKC when they were still making a name for themselves. Despite being two young lads, they went to the 2012 NBA Finals together. Fast forward to 2021, and they have the opportunity to repeat that success. On this, Harden said, “We were young in Oklahoma City. We’re men now.”

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During their last NBA Finals run together, Harden was 22 and KD was just 23 years old. But now they have years of experience under their belt and are on a completely different level. But the question remains, can they maintain the same level of performance once Irving is back?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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