Thunder notebook: James Harden claims he was rushed for a decision

By John Rohde Modified: November 7, 2012 at 1:04 am •  Published: November 6, 2012

He finished with two points, one rebound and four assists in 17 minutes and was replaced by underrated Jose Calderon, who has a career-high of 19 assists.

HASHEEM HURRAH

Hasheem Thabeet didn't miss a shot all night and received a standing ovation from what remained of the sellout crowd (18,203) when he left the game with 3:09 left.

Only 25 percent of the crowd was still in the building when Thabeet fouled out after shooting 6 for 6 from the free-throw line and 2 for 2 from the field, finishing with 10 points and five rebounds in 22:36.

TIP-INS

Russell Westbrook wore a black sleeve on his bruised left shoulder. … In the second quarter, Kevin Martin shot the free throw on a technical foul with Kevin Durant also on the court. Entering the game, Durant was just 19 for 25 (.760) from the line and Martin was 16 for 16. Martin is now 22 for 23 (.957) on the season and Durant is 25 for 31 (.806). … Thabo Sefolosha made his first three 3-point attempts. His two misses were buzzer-beaters with the shot-clock and the end of the second period. … After going 6 for 8 from 3-point range against Atlanta on Sunday, Martin went 1 for 4 against the Raptors. … No one on the Thunder roster took more than 12 shots, and nine players played between 18 and 29 minutes.

QUOTABLE

Coach Scott Brooks insists he wasn't concerned with the Thunder's 1-2 start: “I told the guys, ‘If we were a college team, the University of Thunder, and we went to the Maui Classic, I would be very concerned (at 1-2). But it's not. There are a lot of basketball games to be played.' ”



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