The Brooklyn Nets (28-13) equaled the Philadelphia 76ers (28-13) yesterday for the lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference. The New York team won 115-124 in their game against the Indiana Pacers (17-22), with a brilliant performance from guard James Harden who achieved his eleventh triple-double of the season (40 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds). and he is only surpassed in this department by his old teammate in the Houston Rockets, Russell Westbrook (currently in the Washington Wizards) with twelve.
Despite missing their other stars due to injuries: Kyrie Irving (groin), Kevin Durant (hamstring) and newest acquisition Blake Griffin (knee), the Nets shot 48.3% from the field (42 / 87), a discreet 33.3% in triples (9/27), 77.5% in free throws (31/40) and they won a total of 50 rebounds, 15 of them offensive. This victory coincided with a disaster for the 76ers, who lost 105-109 to the Milwaukee Bucks (26-14) in overtime and were thus reached by the Brooklyn team at the top of the tournament. The Nets will try to get the job done in their next game against the Orlando Magic and the 76ers will look to win over the Sacramento Kings.
These were the results of the remaining games of the day:
. Wizards 119 - Kings 121
. Pistons 116 - Raptors 112
. Bulls 99 - Spurs 106
. Cavaliers 117 - Celtics 110 (second straight loss for Boston)
. Rockets 94 - Warriors 108
. Nuggets 129 - Hornets 104 (Nikola Jokić stood out for the winners with a triple-double (12 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists))
. Grizzlies 89 - Heat 85
. Mavericks 105 - Clippers 89
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