James Harden didn’t want none of it, once he realized what was about to happen.
But by the time that happened, it was too late. Kevin Durant had already put Harden on a poster.
In the process — apart from the dunk — the Oklahoma City Thunder dominated the Houston Rockets 117-86. Durant led all scores with 33 points and 13 rebounds. In the Thunder’s second game without Russell Westbrook, Jeremy Lamb filled the role nicely and finished with 22 points and five assists.
The Thunder improved to 25-5 — the team’s best start since moving to Oklahoma City from Seattle.