Harden, KD attribute historic start with Nets to experience
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Despite not participating in a single practice since joining the Brooklyn Nets, James Harden has managed to get off to a historic start with co-star Kevin Durant.

The veterans became the first duo in NBA history Monday to score 30-plus points in each of their first two games as teammates with a franchise, according to ESPN's Malika Andrews. Harden and Durant - who played together with the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2009-2012 - attributed their success to a wealth of experience in the league.

"We were young in Oklahoma City. We are grown men now. We know what we want," Harden said following the Nets' 125-123 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. "We really know the game of basketball now. We are not those young guys that want to run around and just shoot and dunk all day.

"And then for me, I sit back and I know what player Kevin Durant is. He's one of the best players to ever touch a basketball."

"We've been through a lot in this league," Durant said. "Experienced a lot, and for us to bring it together now and combine what we've learned over this time and try to play great basketball, I think it was pretty seamless for us."

Harden and Durant will next be in action Wednesday when the Nets take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Harden, KD attribute historic start with Nets to experience
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