Nets, Wizards meet in battle of former Thunder teammates


At this point in the long, illustrious NBA careers of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, we’ve seen every possible combination of the three future Hall of Famers play out.

So far, it’s been like pulling on a slot machine and seeing the cherries, bars and bells line up rather randomly.

The latest iteration of the trio — Durant and Harden in Brooklyn, Westbrook in Washington — would have played out Sunday night (7 p.m. ET, NBA TV), when the Nets and Wizards meet at D.C.’s Capitol One Arena. But Harden is out with a left thigh contusion.

As teammates, the trio was together for three years in OKC, reaching the Finals against Miami in 2012. Then Harden was off to Houston, when the Thunder flinched on the prospect of paying three maximum-salary contracts. That left Durant and Westbrook to twice get the Thunder to the West finals over the next four years.