The Brooklyn Nets fought back to beat the New York Knicks 116-109 on a night they reportedly signed James Harden.
US reports say Harden, NBA top scorer for the past three seasons, has left the Houston Rockets after nine years.
The 31-year-old was asked to miss Rockets training on Wednesday, having said that they were not good enough to be title contenders after Tuesday’s defeat at the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the Nets’ win over the Knicks.
Star forward Durant, a former Oklahoma City Thunder team-mate of Harden, led seven Nets players in double figures as they moved sixth in the Eastern Conference on seven wins and six defeats. (BBC)