The Thunder’s ace sixth man has just five points on six shots, and now, he has four fouls. His defensive effort has been lazy all night, as he’s reached too much, failed to slide his feet and was caught ball-watching when his man didn’t have the ball.
Still, he’s James Harden, so his absence will be significant. Will the Heat start to guard Russell Westbrook better now that they don’t have to worry about Harden? It’s a good question.