James Harden Wanted That Way


James Harden wanted that way. In the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans sent the Western Conference leader Utah Jazz empty-handed. Brooklyn Nets defeated San Antonio on the road for the first time since 2002. Completing the match with a triple-double, James Harden broke new ground since the 1977-78 season.

The New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 129-124 with this season’s best wins in the NBA. At Pelicans, Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram played the leading roles in the victory with 26 points. Lonzo Ball 23, JJ Redick 17, Josh Hart 13, and Eric Bledsoe contributed 11 points each.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 31 points, Rudy Gobert 22, Donovan Mitchell 21, Jordan Clarkson 20, and Mike Conley 10 points in Utah.

With 23 wins in the last 26 games, including 2 games against New Orleans, the leader Utah got its second defeat in their last three away games.

New Orleans won after two matches and got its 15th victory; Utah had a total of 27 wins.


Brooklyn Nets beat the San Antonio Spurs 124-113 in the match that went into overtime. With 2 minutes and 12 seconds remaining, the Nets were behind 108-98 in the game but managed to take the match into overtime. Brooklyn scored the top 8 points in the first period of extra time but did not look back afterward.

At the Nets, James Harden scored 30 points, 15 assists, and 14 rebounds. Completing the game without losing the ball, Harden became the first player since the 1977-1978 season.

Brooklyn Nets, who have won the 9th time in their last 10 games, defeated San Antonio for the first time on the road since January 22, 2002. Nets ended their 17-game losing streak during this period.