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If one Thunder player completely underwhelmed in Game One of the NBA Finals, it was sixth man extraordinaire James Harden.
Harden represents one of the biggest advantages the Thunder have in this series as the Heat are not exactly the deepest team and do not exactly have athleticism off the bench. Harden has the kind of game-changing offensive ability to pull Oklahoma City through some of the dull times in the middle of the second quarter.
So a five-point, two-for-six shooting performance raised some eyebrows even though the Thunder ended up winning. What probably had more people wondering is the fact that Harden, saddled with foul trouble, did not enter the game in the fourth quarter until there was 2:43 left and that Harden only played seven minutes in the second half (failing to score in that time).
Thabo Sefolosha was playing some fantastic defense and so Scott Brooks made the right call riding that hot hand. But moving forward, Oklahoma City knows it will need more from Hard...
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As the NBA Finals have officially started, even the buildings in Oklahoma City are getting Finals fever for the Thunder.Check out the faux beard on the Ketch Designer Center in Oklahoma City in honor of the 2011-2012 NBA Sixth Man Of The Year and dare I say it is impressive:(Courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude)
Thunder Up (Photo via The Oklahoman)
There’s very little not to love about the Thunder. Their fans are just one more reason to get excited for this franchise and its finals run. The legend of Harden’s beard grows, right in the front yard in this case.
For a great gallery of OKC residents “thundering up,” visit this link.
In the past weeks, more rumors have been swirling that the Charlotte Bobcats are wanting to deal the #2 pick mainly because they realize they need more than a talented rookie to help their roster thrive. Eye On Basketball is reporting that Oklahoma City Thunder’s James Harden has been mentioned, which is rational given the [...]
Another day, another off-kilter way in which a person has expressed his or her admiration to the mega-bearded Oklahoma City Thunder’s budding superstar. To recap, and in no uncertain terms is this an exhaustive list: James Harden Head Cake James Harden Beard Forecast comic strip James Harden Building You know, if you pair the Pineapple [...]
There wasn't much to fear about the beard in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
NBA sixth man of the year James Harden scored only five points - 12 1/2 below his playoff average - in his finals debut but was hardly lamenting it Wednesday with his Oklahoma City Thunder up 1-0 in the series against the Miami Heat.
Harden had scored in double digits in all 15 playoff games this season...
Los Angeles Lakers forward and social media sports star Metta World Peace made it clear during the NBA playoffs that he doesn’t like players all up in his grill after dunks (Oklahoma City Thunder’s James Harden walked into an elbow from Artest in the playoffs following a dunk); and he apparently likes his MTV Video...Read the Rest...
James Harden logged 35 minutes on the court in Thursday's game, more than any Oklahoma City player besides Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha. He played 17 minutes, 13 seconds in the first half, a mere 28 seconds fewer than Westbrook and 29 fewer than Durant, who just about everyone agrees are pretty important to the Thunder's championship hopes. The manufactured...
With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook already signed to significant contracts, it’s obvious that it will be difficult for the Oklahoma City Thunder to also sign both James Harden and Serge Ibaka to significant contracts. Someone will most likely be the odd man out. And according to Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports, that odd man out may end up being James Harden.
Goodman reports that...
OKLAHOMA CITY—For at least one game, the Miami Heat seemed to figure out how to beat the Thunder and that is to get out in front and stay out in front.
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With game three of the NBA finals taking place on Sunday in Miami, I’d like to know who you have winning the style war so far. Lost? Not up on your NBA postgame fashion? Let’s take a quick look at what HE wore for the Heat’s victory over the Thunder – their first home loss [...]
Chris Bosh played a major role in the Miami Heat's Game 7 victory over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. After scoring a total of 16 points in Games 5 and 6 combined, Bosh torched the Celtics with 19 points hitting eight of his 10 shots from the field in that decisive Game 7. The Heat are going to need more performances like that from Bosh if they want to...
The biggest question coming into the 2012 NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat was if the Heat were going to be able to find a way to guard the Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. The Heat found a way to stop Harden, but Durant and Westbrook showed that they have certain skills that the Heat can flat out not guard. Durant’s length turned...
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So recently the Charlotte Bobcats have been looking at trading their second overall pick for some decent to good players considering their terrible record last year. I believe that they would be better off...