Maybe he should go to a Drake concert before every game.
Some Rockets fans were oddly all over James Harden for going to the concert in the off night between Games 3 and 4. Which is just silly on a lot of levels — this guy carried the Rockets all season to this point, but he’s not serious or committed enough now?
Harden was plenty of committed. And aggressive. And on in Game 2.
Harden had 45 points as he attacked the paint, drew fouls, knocked down 7-of-11 threes and was the best player on the court. He got help from Elimination Game Josh Smith, but Harden was the guy at the heart of it all.
That’s three out of four games this series Harden has been fantastic. He’ll need three more like that if the Rockets have any hope of making history and coming from 3-0 down in an NBA playoff series.