In the Orlando melee, most stars are not expected to play long balls, but James Harden hopes to play 35 minutes last night. Harden believes this is a chance to get a field representative before the eight seed games.
The Rockets have a good chance to rise in the stands and become up to three seeds. Seed games are of great significance to them. The Rockets have entered the playoffs for seven consecutive years. They will need to make great efforts to reach the finals.
This is Harden Said According to Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic:
“I just don’t want to play 20 minutes. In fact, when these 8 games come, I will play 35-36 minutes. It will be a huge shock. I want to prepare myself, so I will be ready by the next week. It didn’t have much effect on my legs or body.”
Harden performed well in the game. He scored 31 points, including 9 assists and 8 rebounds. It seems that he is serious about leading this team into the playoffs. In the offseason, the Rockets added Russell Westbrook and became the MVP backcourt. With the ability to speed up the game, they look like the Cinderella team.