OKLAHOMA CITY -- Guard James Harden, who always tormented the Dallas Mavericks, is now playing for the Houston Rockets.
Harden has been replaced by Kevin Martin, and the Oklahoma City Thunder are rolling with the second-best record in the NBA at 21-6.
So what really has changed for Oklahoma City since Harden left the Thunder?
"Evidently not much,'' Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "They still have a great record, they’re actually scoring more points, Martin has been terrific for them in that role.
"But they’re no bargain, anyway. It's always going to be tough playing them.''
The Mavs (12-16) play the Thunder at 7 Thursday in Oklahoma City in a game televised nationally by TNT.
-- Dwain Price
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