James Harden elbows Metta World Peace in playoffs match-up

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At the tail end of the NBA’s regular season Lakers guard Metta World Peace was accused of landing an intentional elbow to the side of Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden’s head resulting in a multiple game suspension. Last night in game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals the two teams faced off again. Late in the second quarter Harden landed an elbow of his own on World Peace as he dribbled behind his back. The Huffington Post reports:

Remember that vicious elbow that Metta World Peace delivered to the head of James Harden late in the regular season? It appears that Harden, despite being concussed on the play, does too.

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During Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinal series between his Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA’s most potent reserve landed an elbow of his own to World Peace’s head. While the key baskets that Harden scored as the Thunder rallied past the Lakers late in Game 2 may ultimately lead to a more meaningful measure of vengeance, the elbow probably won’t hurt in the regard.

Late in the first quarter of Game 2, Harden eluded World Peace with a nifty behind-the-back dribble out near midcourt. As Harden blew by, he caught World Peace flush in the face with his left elbow. The shot seemed to stun World Peace momentarily as Harden freed himself up for a foray into the paint.

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