James Harden is out again tonight, but he has been cleared to play. Team is just holding him out.— Royce Young (@dailythunder) April 25, 2012
With the Thunder locked into the No. 2 seed, there's absolutely no reason to rush Harden back from his concussion. Harden can count his blessings, as he is very fortunate not to be seriously injured following
Ron Artest's Metta World Peace's vicious elbow to Harden's head.
Wednesday night's game is Oklahoma City's final contest before the playoffs, where the Thunder will likely take on the defending champion Dallas Mavericks in the first round. It appears that the team will indeed have Harden back for that series, which is certainly welcome news for the Thunder.
For more on the Oklahoma City Thunder, be sure to head over to Welcome to Loud City and join the discussion.