Isaiah Thomas is often criticized for his defensive abilities, or lack thereof. But in Wednesday night’s Game 5 playoff game against the Bulls, the Celtics star had a few moments where he played solid defense and helped his team.
Specifically, he was asked about a possession late in the game where he managed to give Jimmy Butler trouble.
Got some treatment and I’ll be ready to go (Tuesday), Harden said before Monday’s practice, via ESPN.com. It’s the playoffs, everybody is banged up so you just got to find a way to fight through it and find a way to help your teammates win games.
For me, it’s not necessarily scoring, I don’t have to score a certain amount Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys of points as long as I’m making the right plays and guys are getting shots everybody is in a good rhythm that’s all that matters.
Harden scored 16 points with eight assists and seven rebounds in 39 minutes in Game 4. Though the numbers were tame for his high standards, they proved his point that Houston can win Cheap Dodgers Jerseys with different players scoring.
Nene Hilario stepped up to lead the team with 28 points on a perfect 12 of 12 from the field and 10 rebounds Sunday.
If Harden is less than his normal self for Game 5, look for Lou Williams, Eric Gordon or Trevor Ariza to help carry the load offensively.