James Harden Leads Nets Over Lakers in Record-Breaking Fashion

James Harden in 2017. Photo by Shutterstock (8991895i)

Superstar point guard James Harden hasn’t wasted any time getting settled with his new team, the Brooklyn Nets. After winning four straight games, he led Brooklyn to yet another victory over the formidable Los Angeles Lakers. The final score was 109-98 in favor of the Nets.

However, Harden didn’t just lead the Nets to victory. He also broke a new franchise record in the process.

With 23 points and 11 assists on the night, Harden was able to snag his 11th straight double-double, breaking the original Brooklyn Nets’ franchise record for consecutive double-doubles. This feat was also Harden’s 19th overall points-assists double-double of the season, which is the most in the entire league.

Harden has proven that he’s more than just a scorer, helping four other Nets players score in double-digits. Even though he’s only just joined the team, there is obviously some real chemistry at play.

Laker superstar LeBron James shined with 32 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, but couldn’t scrape away with a victory. The other Laker All-Star, Anthony Davis, sat out due to injury. However, to be fair, Nets superstar Kevin Durant also sat out.

Nevertheless, this highly-anticipated battle between these two heavyweights was a great one, and people will certainly be giving the Nets some serious respect after this game.