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NEXT LEVEL: James Harden made 2-of-15 field goal attempts in half-court sets Sunday and 4-of-4 attempts in transition. Harden's isolation struggles were a contributing factor, as he made 1-of-8 shots in isolation and is shooting 20 percent on such plays in 3 losses to the Thunder this season.**The Thunder ranked first in the NBA in defending isolation plays during the regular season(0.72 points per play).
Russell Westbrook made 4-of-11 shot attempts on plays when he was the only Thunder player to touch the ball and 3-of-4 when his shots came off a pass. The Thunder fared well when he passed the ball, shooting 10-of-16 on shots directly from Westbrook passes.
The Thunder scored 18 points on 14 drives to the basket by Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant that resulted in a shot, turnover or trip to the line. James Harden struggled on drives, scoring 8 points on 11 drives and failing to set up his teammates for any made baskets.**Drives are defined by a touch in a half court possession that starts at least 20 feet away from the basket and ends within 10 feet of the basket.
The rookies and sophomores showed off in New Orleans in the Rising Stars Challenge with Jamal Murray getting hot from deep in the second half and taking home the MVP.
14-year-old Saints superfan Jarrius Robertson explains how he got into the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and what it meant to score a basket.
Kings owner Vivek Ranadive's plans for basketball's growth in India include preseason games in Mumbai, Delhi and a practice in front of the Taj Mahal, in addition to grassroots-level programs.