After coming just a game shy of the NBA Finals last season, James Harden and the Houston Rockets have a great opportunity to get themselves back into the Western Conference finals to compete for a shot at glory. Of course, there are plenty of great teams in their way, so the task at hand will be pretty difficult. Right now, the Rockets are third in the Western Conference with a record of 50-28 and seem pretty confident that they can beat anyone. Harden is one of the players leading that charge right now and he isn’t worried about anyone that stands in the way.
“We have four or five games left before the postseason starts, that’s our focus, just getting better and taking care of business,” Harden said according to Sporting News. “I’m so focused on what we have to do in this locker room that it doesn’t matter who we play [in the playoffs]. The West is so great that any given night or any opponent you play in that first round is going to be difficult.”
Harden also explained that he’s aware of just how good Denver and Golden State are, but for now, the team has to focus on the first few rounds.
“Obviously those two [the Warriors and the Nuggets] are at the top right now, but, you know, we got some really good teams that are in the rest of the six,” Harden explained. “I think the most important thing is us playing well. [If] we get there, we get there. If not, we’re playing well and our swag is where it needs to be, it doesn’t matter what seed we’re in.”
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