Network Guardian James Harden knew he would get a reaction from fans on Wednesday night when he played his way out of town via the trade for the first time since his forcing in Houston

It turned out that the few thousand fans who were allowed to enter the Toyota Center were a mixture of boos and applause

“Lots of mixed feelings from the fans, but (I) knew this was going to happen. I just wanted to get out of here and give them a show”

“My reaction was, ‘Hopefully I did something right’ Obviously I missed a championship But the work on and off the pitch I’ve done for the past eight years has been elite. Obviously, I think that’s the only one what I have not done or achieved is the mastery that is difficult to achieve

“But for the excitement in town, I tried to take care of the fans on and off the pitch Hopefully the “


Harden played his eighth triple-double in 23 games in Brooklyn, making him second in franchise history behind Jason Kidds 61. The beard had 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in 41 minutes. He was too a highly efficient goalscorer, shooting 10 for 15 from the floor (4 for 8 out of 3) and 5 for 7 from the line

“You could tell he meant something,” Nets coach Steve Nash told reporters, according to The Associated Press. “This place is special to James Houston, I know it was a big game for him I was proud of the way he handled it “

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