James Harden Leaves Arena With Shooting Hand Bandaged, According To Reports

James Harden, who recorded his second consecutive 2-for-10 shooting performance on Tuesday night, may have an excuse for his sudden disappearing act. At least two members of the media reported on Twitter that Harden left Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena with his left (shooting) hand bandaged. From Paul Jones of NBA-TV Canada:

From Jorge Sedano of CBS Miami:

Oklahoma City Thunder Guard James Harden left the arena with what seemed to be some sort of injury. His left hand was wrapped heavily as he was leaving the arena. I don't want to speculate too much. But, could he have taken his cues from Amar'e Stoudemire.

Until more information is released, it's impossible to know the severity of Harden's apparent injury, when it was suffered and whether it's affecting his game.

But whether Harden has a physical ailment or not, one thing is certain: he has not been his usual self thus far against the Miami Heat. In 62 games during the regular season, Harden failed to crack double-digit scoring just four times. In Oklahoma City's entire playoff run, he's failed to reach that milestone three times -- all coming in the first four games of the NBA Finals.

For more on the Heat, head over to Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For Thunder news and notes, visit Welcome To Loud City or check out SB Nation Kansas City. And for news, analysis and everything else revolving around the NBA Playoffs, be sure to visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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