[Guide] on May 4th, another contest in the Western Conference semifinals will be between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers
Whether Chris Paul, who was injured in the tiebreaker with the Spurs before, can play is undoubtedly the focus of attention, but for the Rockets’ top star Harden, he doesn’t seem to care whether Paul will play.
Harden doesn’t care if Paul plays
According to the latest news from the American media, when asked about whether Paul will play in the Western Conference semifinals, Rockets core Harden said: “There is no doubt that Paul is the leader of the Clippers, but whether he is
Playing in the first Western Conference semifinals will not affect our pre-game deployment, we will go all out to play a tough performance.”
And Terry, the Rockets’ main point guard who is likely to face Paul, also smiled when asked if Paul was injured, “I believe he will play, injuries can’t stop him, let alone I have injuries.
“Rocket coach McHale also said frankly: “I don’t know what Paul’s situation is now, we will wait and see tomorrow.”
In the first round of the Western Conference playoffs between the Rockets and the Mavericks, the Rockets easily eliminated their opponents 4-1 and advanced. As the core of the team, Harden averaged 28.4 points per game. He is undoubtedly the core of the Rockets’ offense.
When Paul injured his left leg yesterday, he used a quasi-lore to send the Spurs “GDP” back to San Antonio. CP3 also used this way of fighting with injuries to prove that he is the boss of the Clippers. The dialogue between Paul and Harden,
It will undoubtedly influence the outcome of this series.
In addition to Paul, Griffin, Redick, Crawford and others in the Clippers are all good scorers. Whether the Rockets can have the last laugh in this round of the series, the defense may be the battle.
The lineup that was eliminated by the Trail Blazers last year, the current Rockets have improved a lot on the defensive end compared to last year. In addition to Harden’s own defensive level, this year the Rockets have acquired Ariza, Brewer and Josh.
-Smith and other good defensive players, now the Rockets have become a strong defensive team.