Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/28/12
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It was supposed to be a homecoming for James Harden. After being traded to the Houston Rockets right before the season started, he made his first appearance back in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. However, Kevin Durant spoiled the party. With another all-around strong game of 37 points, seven rebounds and four assists, he led the Thunder to a 120-98 victory at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Durant said he couldn't sleep the night before because he was so excited about the matchup and was inspired by his former teammates being in town. "We wanted this win bad for all those days in practice that (Harden), Daequan (Cook) and Eric Maynor beat the first group," Durant said. "It was crazy seeing Harden before the game and seeing him in a different uniform was a little different. We moved past it though." Patrick Patterson paced the Rockets with 27 points. Harden entered the night as the fifth leading scorer in the league at 25 points a game. However, he was held t...
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