Harden and Durant combined for 47 points in a 102-99 road victory for Brooklyn, who lead the Eastern Conference with 17 wins against seven losses.
Jokic connected on 14 of his 19 shots from the floor and handed out five assists in just under 27 minutes on court in his third game back since missing four games in late November with a wrist injury.
Irving is an engaging, curious 29-year-old who does a lot of charity work behind the scenes, but he's got a contrarian's streak a mile long.
An ESPN survey of 10 NBA executives and scouts was evenly split between US Olympic hero Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: With seventh gold, Allyson Felix becomes most decorated American track and field Olympian
France handed the United States their first Olympic basketball defeat since 2004 in the group stage of the men's tournament but could not repeat the feat in the final, narrowly losing 87-82 in Saitama.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA beat France 87-82 to win basketball gold medal for the fourth straight time
Kevin Durant scored 29 points and joined Carmelo Anthony as the only three-time men's gold medalists in Olympic history and the US held off France 87-82 on Saturday to win the title at the Tokyo Games
The extension, which he becomes eligible to officially sign after Saturday, is expected to vault Durant past $500 million in NBA career earnings.
“The Olympics here are a venue and a time where sport transcends all that petty crap that you get from governments,” said Team USA coach Gregg Popovich after his side’s diplomatic masterclass off the court against Iran.
The French, with a team containing NBA players including Rudy Gobert and Evan Fournier, held Durant to just 10 points in an 83-76 win in the first-round game.
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo jumps, Phoenix Suns rise but LeBron James, LA Lakers top merchandise sales
The NBA and its players union announced that four-time NBA champion James led jersey sales and his 2020 NBA champion Lakers were still the hottest money spinner in merchandise sales.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA men's basketball team bounces back, tops Argentina 108-80 in pre-Games tune-up
Americans shot 51%, scored 33 first-quarter points to get off and running and beat Argentina for the 10th consecutive time
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kevin Durant named in Team USA squad missing LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Steph Curry
The squad contains only three players — Phoenix's Devin Booker and Milwaukee duo Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday — currently playing in the NBA playoffs.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra, Kevin Durant, or Allyson Felix, who are the biggest stars to watch out for?
From Neeraj Chopra to Kevin Durant, here are some of the biggest stars to watch out for in Tokyo Olympics 2020
Durant, Irving and Harden played in the same game only eight times during the regular season and got only one round together in the postseason.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 13 rebounds, and Khris Middleton made the tiebreaking shot with 40 seconds left in the first overtime Game 7 in 15 years.
Middleton set a career playoff high with 38 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30 and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed in a 104-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night to force a decisive seventh game.
Durant, who played every minute of the contest, also had 17 rebounds and 10 assists as the Nets seized a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Kyrie Irving won't play on Tuesday because of the sprained right ankle. The Nets also listed James Harden as out in their injury report on Monday but upgraded him twice on Tuesday, first to doubtful and then to questionable.
Rapaport released images of the private messages on Tuesday on his Twitter account, and they included homophobic and misogynistic language from the Brooklyn Nets star.
NBA: Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant 'sorry that people saw' misogynistic, homophobic rant at Michael Rapaport
Durant lashed out at Rapaport in a series of direct messages sent via Instagram after the actor had criticised the former NBA Most Valuable Player's conduct during a post-game television interview last December.