Shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, reserves for this year's NBA All-Star Game were revealed.

Roughly 2½ hours later, though their emotions no doubt were headed in opposite directions, Thunder guards Russell Westbrook and James Harden insisted they were thinking solely about the game they were about to play against the Sacramento Kings at Power Balance Pavilion.

For the second straight season, Westbrook will join teammate Kevin Durant on the Western Conference roster. Harden, however, did not receive enough votes from Western coaches to earn one of his conference's seven reserve spots.

"He's played All-Star level basketball, so he's an All-Star in my eyes," OKC coach Scott Brooks said.

Brooks said he had no concerns Harden would be ready to face the Kings in what would be the fourth game of the Thunder's five-game road trip, and Harden concurred.

"Oh, of course I'm ready," Harden said as he walked from the locker room to the court for his pregame warm-up session. "We're here to play a game, and I'm ready to go."