After Houston’s loss in Game 2, James Harden’s confidence was quoted as “sky-high.” Following Game 3, which ended in yet another Rockets loss (112-102), one has to wonder where Harden’s confidence is at now.
Both he and his backcourt partner, Russell Westbrook, played extremely well (combining for 63 points), but it wasn’t enough to overcome the power of LeBron James, who dropped 36 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 blocks on 56% shooting.
— tooll (@xrxxfx) September 9, 2020
— Chloé ◡̈ « You love me? No no? Ok bye bye » 🌬 (@chloeten_win) September 9, 2020
Rockets can’t get a quality shot off down the stretch. Why? Because they play like robots and Vogel knows this 🤷🏽♂️
They have one of the best offensive players ever in Harden and have further neutralized him. Last year down the stretch, he was still a little unpredictable.
— Ball Don’t Stop (@balldontstop) September 9, 2020
I’m just not sure about this upcoming MVP award… Giannis played so well this year, but LeBron is clearly way more valuable to the Lakers.
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) September 9, 2020
Yo @maxkellerman, your praising @kawhileonard b/c he blocked a shot with his middle finger. You see the block party @KingJames is putting on tonight? Plus his offense? Looks like there’s a real battle for best in the world to me!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 9, 2020
Between LeBron, Anthony Davis, and the rejuvenated Rajon Rondo, the Lakers are going to be tough to beat in these playoffs, especially for the Rockets.
On Friday, the team will look to take a 3-1 lead and grow one step closer to securing their ticket to the Conference Finals.