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James Harden, Nick Collison Ruled Out For Thunder Vs. Hornets

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without the services of James Harden and Nick Collison at home Monday night against the New Orleans Hornets.

The leading candidate for Sixth Man of the year, Harden will sit due to a sore ankle after landing on it awkwardly versus the Golden State Warriors. Collison will sit out with a quad contusion as Scott Brooks' role players will each miss their first games of the season.

Kendrick Perkins, returned from a one-game absence due to a nagging knee injury, also sustained a minor foot injury Sunday versus the Warriors but has been ruled ready to go versus the Hornets.

For more on the Thunder, head over to Welcome To Loud City while At The Hive has you covered for everything you need to know about the Hornets. For more news and insights on the NBA, be sure to check out the SB Nation NBA hub page.