James Harden said he could “barely see” after the Rockets’ Game 2 loss to the Warriors yesterday. Harden got swiped across the eyes by Draymond Green, left the game for a while, returned and played well. But he was clearly laboring through bloodshot and watery eyes.
Tests revealed no damage to either of Harden’s corneas, a source said, and the Rockets expect his vision to be completely clear by Saturday’s Game 3.
I’m partial to the Warriors and the Eastern Conference winner, but this second-round series might be a matchup of the NBA’s top two teams. That’s a plausible argument only with Harden at full strength, though.