James Harden returned to enjoying basketball

James Harden returned to enjoying basketball – James Harden seemed to really enjoy his first match with the Brooklyn Nets. It can be seen from the movements on the field, as well as the contribution to his team’s victory this time. Harden said that he had returned to enjoying basketball.

A photo of Harden looking excited as he enters the pitch draws comment from NBA legend Dwyane Wade. He uploaded the photo and commented that Harden looked happy, and that there was no price tag on his smile. Wade tried to translate the expression with the understanding that it wasn’t money Harden was looking for now.

In that match, Harden appeared for 39 minutes and 47 seconds. During that time he scored 32 points, 14 assists, 12 rebounds, four steals and a block. Its shot accuracy was 44 percent (8 out of 18 trials), including three tripoin that hit the spot. Meanwhile, from free shots, he had 13 of 15 chances.

“Personally, I am enjoying playing basketball again. I try to build chemistry in training, and watch a lot of videos of the previous Nets matches. It’s great to win in the first match, and hopefully this can continue,” said James Harden after the match.

Harden’s premiere certainly raises a lot of questions. How can he perform so well on his debut match with the new team. In fact, if it is calculated from the transaction period until the match, it is not more than 48 hours, or two days. Harden explains that playing with great players is very easy.

“Bima plays with good players, it will be very easy. I am just studying how the ball goes. Meanwhile, for me, making sure the turnover drops will make me more efficient,” he said.

Harden did make nine turnovers from the Nets’ total 19 turnovers in that match. This bad record must be reduced if you want to make a better contribution in the next match.

For Harden all statistical records were insignificant. Now, he just wants to make sure that the Nets win every game. Even though he set records for the team and even broke NBA records, that didn’t matter anymore.

“Statistics don’t mean anything to me. Now I want to make sure this team wins,” he concluded.

The Brooklyn Nets will be back in action on Monday night next week. This time, the team that will face the second place in the Eastern Conference standings, the Milwaukee Bucks. The positive trend is held by Giannis Antetokounmpo and colleagues. They have won four matches in a row. (James Harden returned to enjoying basketball)

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76ers dominated Miami Heat at Wells

The Philadelphia 76ers dominated the game against the Miami Heat, at Wells Fargo Center, on Thursday evening, local time. The Sixers won 125-108 over the Heat. Ben Simmons scored his second triple-double of the season. In contrast, the Heat appeared with only eight players. 76ers won!

Heat only played with eight players. That’s the minimum number set by the NBA for a team to compete. Several Heat players must undergo quarantine according to health protocols, including Jimmy Butler, Avery Bradley, Bam Adebayo, Kendrick Nunn, to Udonis Haslem. In addition, the rest have injured players.

The Heat was unable to block the Sixers’ pace tonight. In the Sixers camp, Shake Milton became the top scorer with a score of 31 points. Tobias Harris contributed 18 points, and Tyrese Maxey 15 points. Joel Embiid doesn’t seem to have an equal opponent, because Adebayo is not playing. Therefore, Embiid only played 23 minutes, and contributed nine points. – 76ers – Miam Heat

A captivating performance tonight was shown by Ben Simmons. The Australian player scored a triple-double with a record of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. This is her second triple-double this season, but is her 30th career record. The 24-year-old is included in the list of 24 NBA players who have achieved 30 triple-doubles in his career.

In this match, Duncan Robinson scored 22 points for the Miami Heat. Other players who scored double digit points are Gabe Vincent (21 points), Tyler Herro (17 points), Chris Silva (13 points), Kelly Olynyk (12 points), Max Strus (11 points), and Precious Achiuwa (10 points and 11 rebounds).

For your information, Gabe Vincent is a player who signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat. He has been performing with Sioux Falls Skyforce in the G-League so far. He was forced to be called because the Heat was lacking in players. Many Heat players are subject to quarantine according to NBA health protocols, as well as injuries. “He’s a good player. He can play in several positions. Offensively he can be played as a point guard,” said Erik Spoelstra, commenting on Gabe Vincent’s game.

Furthermore, the Sixers will play against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, January 16 local time. While the Heat will rest for the next two days. (tor)

Blake Griffin Looking for a better team

Blake Griffin was an LA Clippers icon early in his career. But now Griffin is enjoying maturity with the Detroit Pistons. As a player, Griffin has had great achievements. But Griffin feels incomplete without the NBA champion ring on his finger. Next season, he wants to find a team that has a chance to win.

Blake Griffin was picked up by the Clippers from the 2009 NBA Draft. But he only played in the 2010-2011 regular season because of a knee injury. This injury was a blessing, because Griffin was immediately assigned as a starter in the 2010-2011 season. He averaged 22.5 points and 12.1 rebounds in 82 games. Griffin was named 2011 Rookie of the Year.

Griffin also had good times with the Clippers. He was able to take the Clippers to the semifinals of the conference in the 2014 and 2015 playoffs. Until 2017, Griffin received a contract worth US $ 171 million from the Clippers with a duration of five years. But the contract is like a dream cradle. Because six months later, the Clippers sent him to the Detroit Pistons with Willie Reed and Brice Johnson. The Clippers were rewarded with Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and several draft tickets. From here, Griffin’s maturation process began.

Griffin said that the Pistons were not a team that could make their dreams come true. Therefore, he changed his view while playing at the Pistons. It’s not about winning and losing, but making the Pistons better in the league. Especially now that they are building a new team based on young players. Griffin and Derrick Rose only served as mentors for them.

While viewed from his physical condition, Griffin this season has not been able to appear perfect. Last season, Griffin underwent two operations on his left knee. He only played 18 games in the 2019-2020 season. Piston needs a star on and off the pitch, but definitely not Griffin and Rose.