As the Nets have been slowly piecing together their franchise rebuild, hamstrung by the team’s 2013 draft-pick giveaway, they’ve sought to find talent wherever it’s available, even if that leads to redundancy on the roster.
That would appear to be the case at point guard, where the Nets traded for D’Angelo Russell this summer despite still having Jeremy Lin on hand.
Houston was led by James Harden’s 41 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
It was Harden’s seventh 40-point game of the season, tying him with Russell Westbrook for most in the NBA.
Harden (33) also passed Hakeem Olajuwon (32) for most 40-point games in Rockets franchise history, yet it was not enough to beat the Hawks.
Wizards point guard John Wall exploded for 33 points with 11 assists in a 116-108 win over the Lakers. Wall has now recorded a double-double in three straight games, and has led Washington to wins in 13 of its last 15 contests.
This was also the Wizards’ 16th straight home win, which is the second-longest home winning streak in franchise history (won 22 straight in 1974-75).
76ers: Just when it looked like the young team was going to take its biggest step yet toward becoming an actual threat, they faltered late against the Spurs to lose 102-86 on the road. Philadelphia led by five points at halftime, but was outscored by double-figures in each of the last two quarters.
Grizzlies (30-21) at Thunder (28-22), 8 p.m. ET — Memphis is led by Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping underrated center Marc Gasol and point guard Mike Conley Jr. The Grizzlies will have to try Cheap Nike Jerseys and slow down Russell Westbrook and Victor Oladipo in a tough Western Conference battle.