“I'm still young and have a couple of years to make a name for myself,” Harden said. “I'll be all right.”
The official 12-man U.S. Olympic team roster will be announced later this year.
In addition to leading the league in field-goal percentage, the Thunder also entered Wednesday's game leading the NBA in free-throw percentage (.801) and will retain the top spot after converting 24 for 27 (.889).
The Clippers shot even better at the free-throw line, making 19 of 21 (.905), including 14 for 14 in the third quarter alone.
In the second half, the teams shot a combined 26 for 27 (.963) from the line.
Durant will join children from the Chickasaw Nation on Thursday for a special Youth Basketball Clinic. The event is part of Durant's outreach to the Native American community.
The Thunder (42-16) hosts Sacramento at 7 p.m. on Friday and then leaves on a five-game road trip to Minnesota, the L.A. Clippers, Phoenix, Sacramento and the L.A. Lakers.
Brooks on why the Thunder lost to the Clippers: “We didn't have it offensively. We had a number of shots roll in and out around the basket. I thought defensively, though, that's where we always excel. It wasn't quite there tonight in the way it has been and the way it needs to be.”
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