When the playoffs come, you can’t question the toughness of NBA players.
Early reports after Harden’s exit was that he was bleeding from his eye. After all of Twitter collectively said “yuck” Houston’s best player returned to the bench and eventually to the game.
As one might expect, Harden’s eyes didn’t exactly look like they were in a tip-top shape. Then again, Harden quickly went to his patented step-back jumper and it appeared that he had the ability to at least score for the Rockets.
Around the same time, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry dislocated his finger on the arm of Houston’s Clint Capela. Images of Curry’s hand were notably disgusting, but he too returned to the game with a bunch of tape on his left hand.
Sure enough, Curry quickly hit a 3-pointer to signal that he was going to be okay the rest of the way.
This series could very well be the “real” Western Conference Finals, and both teams are giving it all they’ve got.