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Can Thunder's two-man show remain effective in playoffs?

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10:13 AM ET 03.03 | The show goes on for the circus that is the Oklahoma City Thunder, even without its third ring. James Harden has taken his supernatural talents to Houston, leaving behind a juggling act for his former teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The numbers are still crowd pleasers. Oklahoma City leads the NBA in scoring at 106.7 points per game going into Sunday's game against the Clippers at Staples Center and has the same 42-16 record it had at this point last season on the way to the Finals. It's just that some wonder if the Thunder can induce enough oohs and aahs when it's time to perform under the big top of the postseason. "I think the loss of Harden will become huge in the playoffs," said TNT analyst Steve Kerr, a former general manager of the Phoenix Suns. "I think it becomes a much bigger issue when you're playing better teams consistently on a nightly basis."

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March 3, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Two Is Better Than One, Bros.

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