James Harden (rest) will miss first Brooklyn Nets game of season

The Brooklyn Nets will be without James Harden for the first time this season as the star point guard will be rested against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

Harden has started in all 26 of the Nets' games this season, averaging 20.8 points, 9.6 assists and 7.9 rebounds. Veteran power forward Paul Millsap also is out for the game at Detroit due to personal reasons.

Harden is averaging 36.2 minutes this season playing point guard with Kyrie Irving away from the team.