One day, basketball circles are gathered, and sports circles are visited and chatted. It’s sunset and dusk again. Let’s take a quick look at today’s events.
Harden Superstition is a huge hidden danger buried by “forced” mononuclear rocket
In Capella’s first fall with a finger injury, James Harden slashed his season-high 57 points to help the Rockets beat the Grizzlies 112
-94 in the second back-to-back game, avoiding two consecutive defeats. Such a Harden, such a victory, really can only be described with incredible.
We must emphasize that Grizzlies are not weak brigades, especially on the defensive side. Their defensive efficiency ranks seventh in the league, which shows how terrible
Harden’s offensive power is. Grizzlies cut 53 points in the first round and Harden scored 57 points in one. And you know tha
t Harden played in Orlando for 43 minutes yesterday, and he‘s been criticized for his lack of physical fitness. He’s already at the top of his game.
If the Rocket’s goal is to get into the playoffs, to break a series of incredible records for Harde
n, then that‘s fine. But their goal is to go as far as possible in the playoffs, to challenge the Golden State Warriors and to
compete for the championship, which means that Harden’s continued shoulder-to-shoulder model does not bode well.
Rocket coach Dantney also said after today’s game: “I know he’s tired, I know… without
any physical strength, he cut 57 points and played for so long. Harden played 43 minutes last night, and his performance
was impressive. Few people could do what he did. This season, Harden’s average playing time is the league’s first 37.1 minutes.
From the fan’s point of view, we certainly hope that Harden will break the record and put on more personal shows. But he also said after today’s game that winning is the
most important thing, record is not important, and if the Rockets want to win as many as possible, they must plan for the long run.