[Post Game Thread] The Brooklyn Nets (8-6) defeat the Orlando Magic (6-7) 122 - 115 in James Harden's Nets debut
[–]Nets SeirezZ 64 指標 2小時前
wait, since when did KD get 42?
[–]Supersonics deviant_innovator 36 指標 1小時前
That’s KD for you. Scoring for him is so effortless you don’t even notice how many points he racks up.
[–]NBA bllewe 38 指標 2小時前
Lot of attention gonna be on Harden but I keep forgetting how much KD is a fucking monster.
[–]Supersonics SerenadeSwift 11 指標 1小時前
Yeah lol like Harden did good but KD just dropped 42 on 5 FTAs coming back from a torn Achilles... wtf.
[–]twinbloodtalons 267 指標 3小時前
Durant with 42pts and Harden with a 30pt triple-double. League is LeFucked.
The two of them contributed to 60% of their team's points and 80% of rebounds. The offense obviously runs through them, but they're both so proficient at creating their own shots who do you double-team come crunch time?
Also, I know the spotlight's on the Nets, but the Magic played fantastic today.
[–]New Jersey Nets TheEfex 47 指標 2小時前
As a Nets fan since January 12, 2021, I can happily say I shed a tear watching this.
[–]Magic CaptainBananaFish 123 指標 2小時前*
glad we at least played well in what was probably a widely watched game. I don't give a fuck what our record ends up being, Vucevic better be a goddamn all star this year.
Playing against KD is infuriating lol. We hit so many big shots just for him to come right back down the court and hit one himself.
KD and Harden put up huge numbers but worth noting that the Nets defense was absolute dog shit. We've been terrible offensively since Fultz went down, it's not luck that we shot so well tonight. Both KD and Harden had to play 40 minutes to beat us, a team down 3 starters and like 7 rotation guys overall.
[–]Warriorso0DrWurm0o 34 指標 2小時前
There were a few moments where I thought you guys might have a shot at stealing the game and then KD would come down and drain a J in some dude’s face
[–]East ItsKBS 89 指標 2小時前
KD and Harden in one team isn't fair man
[–]Nets Bigbadbuck 23 指標 2小時前
the harden/durant pnr was literally unstoppable.
[–]Bucks langolier27 50 指標 2小時前
I’d probably take the Nets coming out of the East, but the Lakers would smoke this team as structured right now, but that’s true of just about every other team
[–]shanmustafa 15 指標 3小時前
good: KD and Harden look good, Joe Harris is gonna be wide open most of the season
bad: 40 mins each and had to play amazing to beat the magic, and the magic had no issue getting anything they wanted really
[–]Nets jae34 13 指標 2小時前
I suppose we don't need defense, just gotta score more.
[–]76ers DomDomRevolution 12 指標 3小時前
This Nets offense is going to create a lot Of mismatches for opposing defenses. Opposing offenses are going to create a lot of mismatches for this Nets Defense. There’s just not a lot Of teams with the firepower to keep up with the Nets offense
[–]Nets youngthugisyourmom 363 指標 2小時前
Harden walked in and went off like it’s no big deal
[–][TOR] Pascal Siakam beachsunflower 133 指標 2小時前
Casual triple double
[–]Spurs wharangbuh 48 指標 2小時前
Almost quadruple double.
[–]mobile_require_login121 指標 2小時前
"fat harden" lmao
[–]Lakers k1ngmad 118 指標 2小時前
Such a joke. Dude can roll out of bed and get. 30 point triple double whenever he wants. That whole take was stupid.
[–]Lakers Apollo611 25 指標 2小時前
He really played like shit on purpose before the trade lol
[–]Nets Ghoul-Sama 197 指標 3小時前
he only had like one practice at most with the team
[–]Tampa Bay Raptors MolicOnePGR 107 指標 3小時前
The world is gonna learn why James Harden is a top 3 player in the league this year. Stop sleeping on this man
P.S. KD is also top 3
[–]Experience No1878 27 指標 2小時前
I like that fat Harden is still better than most players.
[–]Nets IWasOnceBiased 19 指標 3小時前
I say Kyrie has a top 10 production in terms of stats, but in overall impact and team success, he top 15.
[–][BKN] D'Angelo Russell ZeroFucksToGive[S] 1556 指標 2小時前
All these years I thought Harden was hooking players and foul-baiting, but turns out I was just blind
[–]Wizards K_U 653 指標 2小時前
I felt the same way when we got Westbrook. Had to delete years of slanderous comments on r/nba.
Now that he’s played a few games for us I wish I could put them back.
[–]Lakers sushie182 17 指標 2小時前
Wtf. Unexpected ending.
[–]Lakersthelaziest998 194 指標 2小時前
You can imagine how much slander laker fans have had to delete about Lebron these past two years.
[–]Lakers davensdad 68 指標 2小時前
Bro I almost had to delete my account when we signed Montrez.
[–][HOU] P.J. Tucker medical_cat 220 指標 2小時前
I’m so triggered by all these comments about how James Harden is good, actually. Where have y’all been
[–]Minneapolis Lakers a_Frieza 59 指標 2小時前
Can’t brag about your ex GF now. Time to move on
[–][HOU] P.J. Tucker medical_cat 112 指標 2小時前
Just saying, everyone thinks she’s hot now but when I was with her for 8 years everyone was saying she was a butterface
[–]Rockets xxpussyslayer98 40 指標 3小時前
[–][HOU] Chris Paul kingribeye 89 指標 2小時前
Lol its so funny going into the Nets sub and see everyone saying "Wow Harden is an amazing passer". Like duh we told ya'll.
[–][HOU] P.J. Tucker medical_cat 50 指標 2小時前
Even media people are acting shocked! It’s their job to know Harden is a great passer, he led the league in assists one year. so dumb
[–]coolrobot2035 30 指標 2小時前
I've been a rockets fan for so long and barely comment on Reddit, but I have to say that this game makes me feel vindicated in defending Harden over the past 8 years. He has to be the most disrespected superstar in the NBA. Playing next to KD, I'm happy that casual fans will finally recognize his greatness. Excited to see them with Kyrie too.
[–]Bulls Ephesis 41 指標 3小時前
Who needs kyrie?
[–]Thundermoneybooy 117 指標 3小時前
Call me crazy, but if they replace him with a strong defensive center and a 3&D wing they’d be even better. Kyrie can be pretty fucking good, but James Harden is on a different level
[–]Celtics KGBetterDuncan 64 指標 3小時前
Nah you’re right. Kyrie is a great player but with Harden there now, he just seems out of place IMO. It feels like he’s just going to take shots away from Harden and KD. Trading him for a 3&D wing and defensive big seems to be the smart move.
Of course, we havent seen him play with KD and Harden yet, so I could be totally wrong.
[–]Nets Bigbadbuck 49 指標 3小時前
yall are sleeping on kyrie a bit. hes been absolutely bonkers this year, he ws also insane for the nets last year. i agree tho hes a bit redundant but he will make this offense stupid.
[–]Jones NutHugger 7 指標 2小時前
Just make Kyrie your 6th man
[–]76ers AggroPro 11 指標 1小時前
Well counting his multiple personalities, he's also your 7th-12th too.
[–]Rockets c0mmonly 670 指標 2小時前
DeAndre Jordan’s defense is what people think James Harden’s defense is
[–]Suns cooReey 189 指標 2小時前
he shouldn't be a starter on a tanking team
[–]Suns cooReey 46 指標 2小時前
I would rather risk having a better score than having to watch DeAndre play basketball for more than 5 min per game
[–][TOR] DeMar DeRozan Blvckh0le 129 指標 2小時前
Imagine your PG having to guard Vuc down the stretch cuz your centre is useless lol
[–]NetsBigbadbuck 88 指標 2小時前
Harden is actually really good in the post which is useful for us when we switch
[–][TOR] DeMar DeRozan Blvckh0le 47 指標 1小時前
I wish I had the stat but Hardens post D is in like the 90th percentile and it’s mostly vs big men cuz ain’t no guard backing that man up
[–]Mavericks Albreitx 19 指標 1小時前
In the Dallas Houston game one of our guards (I don't remember who) tried to post Harden and dude didn't even give up one inch. He's amazing using his booty down low
[–]Clippers enorolas 25 指標 1小時前
He's strong as fuck, even kawhi couldn't move him
[–]LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO101 683 指標 2小時前*
This offense will be so fucking unguardable with Harden sliding into the facilitator role (and still dropping his casual 30). The fit with Kyrie becomes a lot cleaner if Harden plays like he did tonight
They NEED a big though. Vuc tore them up tonight, and the bigs on the other East contenders will do the same against the corpse of DJ, scrawny KD, and old/undersized Green. Bucks game will be fascinating to watch on Monday. Interested to see what if anything they do against Giannis. Tonight didn’t give me much confidence in Jordan’s ability to guard Lopez on the perimeter either.
[–]Lakers backboarddd1_49402 295 指標 2小時前
Harden had plenty of assists and turnovers, but from what I saw, those turnovers seemed like they were because he’s unfamiliar with his new players, not because he was making lazy passes or something. It takes time for a playmaker to get in rhythm with his teammates. This Nets team has a variety of plays and it’s only a matter of time that they gel together and cut down on turnovers.
[–]NetsAtWorkAndOnReddit 46 指標 2小時前
Green had a couple of transition layups that were absolutely dimes from Harden. Hit him in stride perfectly. Was beautiful to watch.
[–]Nets Bigbadbuck 150 指標 2小時前
harden always a little turnover prone but its mostly ok because he creates so much offense.
[–]Lakers chickmagn3t 101 指標 2小時前
Harden keeps lobbying it to DJ lol he thought he was still clippers DJ
[–][TOR] DeMar DeRozan Blvckh0le 28 指標 2小時前
Man that shit was so sad lol he was throwing them half as high as he did for Wood and Jordan couldn’t grab ANY of them
[–]Rockets MettaWorldPete 70 指標 2小時前
His lob is one of the best weapons, really hope the Nets can figure out a good lob partner for him. I think it could be super effective with KD, but an actual center doing it would be way better for the overall offense.
[–][BKN] Lucious Harris thekittyjuice20 100 指標 2小時前
Maybe we can get Jarrett Allen from the cavs
[–]gab_zilla2 9 指標 1小時前
That clint capela guy seems like a good lob partner
[–]Nets Expulsure 623 指標 2小時前
5 years ago i used to be excited to watch Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez. This is wild lmao
[–]Nets Ghoul-Sama 159 指標 2小時前
still very sad how Jlin stint with us went down. he just kept getting career defining injuries
[–]Magic CaptainBananaFish 16 指標 2小時前
The Nets defense was pretty bad overall. We are not a good offensive team with all these injuries, and they didn't really pull away until the last minute.
[–]NetsThePillsburyPlougher 50 指標 2小時前
That was crazy from vucevic though, he shot 6 of 12 from 3, how many bigs can do that
[–]Bulls BlackMathNerd 25 指標 1小時前
Probably just KAT
[–][MIN] Kevin Garnett NeoLies 11 指標 1小時前
[–]Magic NikThaGreat9 77 指標 2小時前
Glad everybody saw how legit Vooch is. Get him back in the ASG.
[–]Hawks BonerGoku 14 指標 2小時前
Vucci was literally Larry Bird
[–]Wizards HSHplus 117 指標 2小時前*
Vucevic is way more than a competent big . Most East contenders don't have anyone as good as him offensively.. he did 28/11/4 on 60 TS% in last year's playoffs while shooting 41% from three. Bam or Giannis can't produce that statline, maybe not even Embiid
[–]lebron_games 66 指標 2小時前*
Giannis, Embiid and Sabonis are on 3 of the other 4 east contenders. Only Boston doesn't have a great interior presence.
[–]Celtics carefullywasnt 62 指標 2小時前
Bucks game will be a great test, since they'll be able to stick Giannis, Jrue onto KD, Harden, and also be able to score in droves on the other end (BroLo and Giannis will probably eat DJ alive)
[–]Rockets 1gnominious 13 指標 2小時前
It's still too early for them to really be tested. Harden ain't even unpacked in New Jersey and Kyrie is still on his vision quest.
[–][HOU] James Harden WrongDoughnut7 186 指標 2小時前
Hardens turnovers weren't pretty but man does the KD + Harden combo look good. Nets need a decent big though.
[–]SupersonicsLegendRazgriz 66 指標 2小時前
how much do you think it takes for em to get Valanciunas or someone around that level
[–][HOU] James Harden WrongDoughnut7 63 指標 2小時前
Idk it'll probably be tough. My guess is someone from Cleveland cause they have like 5 centers lol
[–][BRK] Caris LeVert MolingHard 18 指標 2小時前
JV is not exactly what we need. We need a rim running C that doesn't have lead in their shoes. JV gets cooked regularly by shooting centers as well.
[–]ayoungprince 16 指標 2小時前
[–]Lakers factcheck_ 23 指標 2小時前
i'd trade kyrie for one, honestly (after a while when he returns and gets his value up of course)
harden/kd are so insane offensively, dont think kyrie's adding that much honestly when he's not gonna play valuable defense.
and they really need a big
[–][PHO] Steve Nash yuhanz 17 指標 1小時前
Welcome to Cleveland, Kyrie
[–]Lakers theolat3 28 指標 2小時前
A Lakers - Nets finals series to 7 games. Imagine the salt, the hate, the irrationality
[–]Celtics Gilessuitcase 19 指標 2小時前
For real, like every fan in the world will have one player they hate in that series.
[–][HOU] Shane Battier puffz0r 9 指標 2小時前
Only if draymond green is traded to one of them