Klay Thompson vs James Harden Duel in H-Town
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Earlier in the week, Klay Thompson called himself the NBA’s best shooting guard. Obviously, a shooting guard in Houston didn’t agree with that claim.
Harden, via the Houston Chronicle:
“People are going to talk,” Harden said. “Just let them talk and do whatever they’re going to do. Whatever gets them excited and whatever gives them that confidence to want to talk, just go ahead and do it. But we really know what’s going on.”
Asked if Thompson’s comment adds any motivation to Thursday’s meeting, Harden left it at “No.”
Motivated or not, Harden scored 30 points on the Curry-less Warriors on Thursday but Klay responded with a game-high 38 and got the W.
The Rockets have now lost their last 7 regular season games to the Warriors.
HARDEN VS KLAY
JAMES HARDEN: 30pts, 5rebs, 5asts, 3stls (8-19 fg, 5-10 3pt, 9-9 ft)
KLAY THOMPSON: 38pts, 7rebs, 0-asts, 0stls (16-27 fg, 6-11 3pt, 0-3 ft)