Jazz coach Quin Snyder says ‘there’s no better player in the league’ than Rockets’ James Harden
Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder says “there’s no better player in the league” than Houston Rockets superstar shooting guard James Harden.
The Jazz and Rockets will meet in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 is on Sunday in Houston.
It’s a rematch of the 2018 Western Conference semifinals, with the Rockets winning that series in five games.
Quin Snyder on James Harden: “There’s no better player in the league obviously. That’s not something that even needs to be discussed or debated.”
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James Harden led the NBA in scoring again. The Rockets’ best player averaged 36.1 points per game while also putting up 6.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists and shooting 44.2 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 87.9 percent from the free-throw line.
The Jazz had the fourth-best defense in the regular season. They allowed only 106.5 points per game. Center Gobert, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, is a force when it comes to swatting shots at the rim.
Harden averaged 33.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists in four games against the Jazz in the regular season, but the Rockets still split their season series versus Utah 2-2.
It should be a good series. Houston is favored to win because they have Harden, who is one of the most prolific offensive weapons in NBA history. The Beard recorded nine games this season of 50 or more points. He also scored 61 points two times.
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