Even as the most accomplished player on the Thunder's roster in Orlando, Harden had to remind himself to take over Monday. He scored just four points in the first half, missing all three of his shot attempts. In the second half, Harden scored 15 points by attacking and getting to the free throw line, where he made 11 of 12 from the line in the second half and 15 of 18 for the game.
"I think they all go through that growth spurt," said Thunder summer league coach Brian Keefe. "They need to play games and get better in practice. I've been very pleased with him and how hard he's practiced and his leadership qualities. He's going to keep improving with the way he's working."