The Kevin Martin/James Harden comparisons aren't likely to end anytime soon, so no reason to fight it. In fact, here's another way K-Mart mimics Harden. Things just go better for the Thunder when Martin is in the game. Harden always brought a certain something to the court. Sometimes scoring, sometimes passing, sometimes just the feeling that all hands were on deck. Now it's the same with Martin. The Thunder routed the Cavaliers 106-91 Sunday night downtown, and K-Mart entered the game only twice. Both times, the landscaped quickly improved for OKC. The Cavs led 17-15 late first quarter when Martin replaced Kendrick Perkins. The Thunder outscored Cleveland 42-29 the rest of the half, with Martin on the court for all of it. The Thunder led 67-60 late third quarter when Martin entered, this time for Serge Ibaka. OKC outscored Cleveland 37-25 over the next 14 minutes and gradually pulled away. That's a plus-25 on the scoreboard when Martin was on the floor.
K-Mart is no blue light special; Thunder gets nothing but quality play out of newcomer
The Oklahoman | Nov 12