It hasn’t taken long for Kevin Durant and James Harden to look like a borderline unstoppable duo for the Brooklyn Nets.

In Harden’s first game with Brooklyn on Saturday, he recorded a 30-point triple-double (becoming the first player in NBA history to do so), and Durant scored 42 points as part of a 122-115 Brooklyn victory over the Orlando Magic.

The Nets faced a bigger challenge in Harden’s second game with the team, taking on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. And once again, Harden and Durant had stellar performances, which included them working together for what would serve as the game-winning bucket in a 125-123 Nets victory on Monday.

Harden scored 34 points with 12 assists and six rebounds, and Durant 30 points with nine rebounds and six assists.

Milwaukee led 123-122 with entering the final 40 seconds, when Harden missed a three, but chased down the offensive rebound. He then found an open Durant, who nailed a go-ahead triple.

It was a highly entertaining basketball game, with six different players — three from each team — scoring at least 20 points. And it’s very possible that we see these teams playing in the Eastern Conference Finals down the road, in what could be a thrilling series.

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