Originally posted on Around the Arc  |  Last updated 11/2/12
44 minutes, 37 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block. Those numbers have to hurt the Thunder at least a little bit.  Yeah it was only one game, but that one game was indicative of what they will be missing out on moving forward. There was James Harden, a central cog in the Thunder’s run to the Finals last year and a figured future cornerstone of the franchise, dropping career numbers in his first game in a Houston Rockets uniform.  Out in Oklahoma City one can only imagine that the Thunder had hoped that Harden would wait a couple weeks to post some impressive numbers with his new team, at least until the shock and disappointment of the fact that the Thunder shipped off this fan favorite had died down slightly. But Harden wasted little time in making it known exactly how valuable he could be to a team, dropping history-book worthy stats while leading Houston to a come from behind victory in what was his first game in Rocket red. His performance also helped to silence t...
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