VIDEO: James Harden, Kyrie Irving shift into playground mode for Nets vs. Cavs
Brooklyn Nets superstars Kyrie Irving and James Harden’s chemistry on the court is off the charts, at least for now. The Beard and Uncle Drew toyed around the Cleveland Cavaliers defense in the opening quarter of their rematch at Barclays Center on Friday.
Harden was handling the rock on the break before leaving the ball to a trailing Irving. The one-time MVP decided to put something extra on his pass, performing a gorgeous between the legs dish to his backcourt mate. Irving made sure not to waste the highlight, as he made his move to the cup and finished with a left-handed lay-up.
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The Nets, meanwhile, were looking to bounce back against the same Cavs team after losing a double-overtime classic in their last outing. James Harden finished with a triple-double performance of 21 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in their previous match. Kyrie Irving also put up 37 points in his first game back after missing seven games due to personal reasons.
Harden and Irving are indeed two of the best scorers in the league today. There were initial questions how these two superstars can co-exist on the floor with the Nets, but it looks like they are erasing those doubts with their impressive connection for Brooklyn so far.