Good news for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the fans. James Harden has been cleared to play and will be back for the playoffs.
Harden passed the NBA-mandated tests required for him to return from the concussion he suffered when the Lakers’ Metta World Peace elbowed him in the back of the head, but the Thunder held him out of Wednesday night’s regular-season finale against the Denver Nuggets.
”We decided as a group to hold him out one more game and give him 24 more hours,” coach Scott Brooks said. ”He should be fine in our recovery practice tomorrow as a team and our practice Friday.”
Glad to hear that that Harden’s injury wasn’t that serious. If the Thunder happens to meet the Lakers in the second round of the playoffs (Oklahoma City is No. 2 in the Western Conference and L.A. is No. 3) it’ll definitely be a more interesting series when World Peace returns from his suspension.