He hasn't been doing much, but he will be out there.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden has struggled in the 2012 NBA Finals, a fact made worse when he suffered a bruised hand in a Game 4 loss to the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on Tuesday night.
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The Associated Press reports that Harden is expected to be in action for a potential close-out Game 5 on Thursday night.
Oklahoma City reserve James Harden a bruised left hand but is expected to play Thursday in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. A Thunder spokesman says Harden took part in some of Wednesday's practice, but also iced his hand and sat out a portion.
Harden, the NBA's reigning Sixth Man of the Year, has had a tough Finals, averaging 10.8 points while shooting 35.1 percent from the field, down from his playoff averages of 16.2 points and 43.4 percent and his regular season averages of 16.8 points and 49.1 percent.
The Heat lead the Thunder 3-1 in the series.