Rockets’ James Harden, Chris Paul get into it during timeout in Game 3
The Houston Rockets lost Game 2 of their second round series at home to the Utah Jazz after looking dominant in their first round series against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and a lot of people quietly began to question whether they had what it took to win this round and even challenge the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.
Well, it didn’t take long for them to put any negative narrative about them to bed. The Rockets came into a hostile Utah environment for Game 3, and absolute obliterated the Jazz in front of their home crowd. On the backs of James Harden, Chris Paul, and Eric Gordon, Houston took a 37-15 lead late in the first quarter, a 70-40 lead at halftime, and an 80-43 lead early in the third quarter.
Midway through the game, however, a clip has surfaced of both Paul and Harden engaging with one another during a timeout. Needless to say, it didn’t look very friendly.
The way he slapped CP3’s hand 👀
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— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 5, 2018
Harden finished with 25 points and 12 assists while Paul added 15 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Eric Gordon also chipped in 25 points off the bench. Game 4 between the Rockets and Jazz will be on Sunday afternoon, and it’ll be a must-win scenario for Utah, who cannot afford to go down 1-3 going back to Houston for Game 5.
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