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James Harden scored a season-high 29 points and added eight assists and eight rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets defeated a slow start to record a 105-98 win over the Indiana Pacers

Harden played his most effective game this season two nights after revealing that he was still working his way back from a hamstring injury sustained in June during the playoffs.

Due to falling well behind 12 points early in the game, Brooklyn was able to tighten up defensively in the second and third quarters, keeping the Pacers to less than 20 points.

Indiana’s late comeback ended in unsuccessful, as the Pacers had only one win and five defeats in their first six games.

The Los Angeles Lakers stopped the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three-game winning streak with a 50-point effort from LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.

Through the quarter, the game was close, but the seasoned Lakers duo took charge down the line to secure a 113-101 win.

Russell Westbrook added 19 points for Los Angeles, while Evan Mobley led the way for Cleveland with 23.

In a clash of the rookies, Scottie Barnes edged off Jalen Suggs as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Orlando Magic 110-109.

Barnes, who has selected one spot before of Suggs in this year’s plan, finished with 21 points and nine rebounds in a thrilling contest which almost equalled Suggs single-handedly completing a late comeback.

The Magic, on the other hand, were left to regret poor inbounds play at the final buzzer as they lost their third consecutive loss.

The Sacramento Kings defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 113-109, while the Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers, and Denver Nuggets also won important games.

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