Thunder backups Harden, Collison out with injuries



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without reserves James Harden and Nick Collison for Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Hornets.

Coach Scott Brooks says Harden is being held out with a sprained left ankle and Collison has a left quad contusion. Their absences will leave the Thunder with only 10 healthy players.

Starting shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha is out with a sore right foot, backup point guard Eric Maynor suffered a season-ending knee injury and reserve Lazar Hayward has a fractured orbital floor on his left eye.

Brooks says he expects all 10 of Oklahoma City’s remaining players to get into the game.