Rockets’ James Harden not worried about dealing with Jazz fans
Houston Rockets superstar shooting guard James Harden is not worried about dealing with Utah Jazz fans in Games 3 and 4.
The Jazz fans have a history of being hostile and insensitive. On March 11, a Jazz fan told Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook to “get on your knees like you’re used to.” Westbrook went on a profanity-laced rant towards the fan. The Jazz banned the fan for life, while the NBA fined Westbrook $25,000.
However, Harden doesn’t really care since his main focus is on leading the Rockets to two more wins so they can advance to the second round of the playoffs:
“Yeah, but like I said I don’t really pay attention to the crowd and the fans,” Harden said, via Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News. “The job that I have to do is already hard enough so you can’t listen to other stuff that you can’t control and just add extra stuff to your plate that you can’t worry about.
“I don’t worry about the fans and what they do and what they talk about. My job is to go out there and play hard on the basketball court and try to come away with a win. I can’t control what they got going on and what they do and all that stuff.”
Harden and the Rockets blew out the Jazz in the first two games of the series. Utah, though, plays really well at home and its crowd is very electric. Games 3 and 4 should be more competitive.
Harden is averaging 30.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.0 assists through the first two games. The Rockets are clicking on all cylinders right now, and it might not matter where these games are being played.
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