Rockets news: James Harden says Houston hasn’t done anything yet
The Houston Rockets are coming off a franchise-first clinching of the top seed in the West, following a Golden State Warriors loss to the Milwaukee Bucks — but to MVP frontrunner James Harden, the team hasn’t done much yet without their regular season accolades translating to the playoffs.
“It’s good. Our main focus is keeping guys healthy and making sure we’re ready to go,” Harden said, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. “I think our focus level is always there because we haven’t done anything yet. Just making sure we’re healthy, making sure each guy has a rhythm and a good feeling going into the post-season.”
The Rockets have smashed their previous season record of 55 wins, having won 61 with seven games left in the season. To top it off, Houston is on yet another double-digit victory run, having won 10 straight heading into tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
Yet despite all the glamour that has come with this splendid season, the Rockets are viewed as flameouts during the postseason, seemingly getting closer every time, but unable to close the deal when it counts.
“We’ve been together all year so we know what to expect from each other,” said Harden. “No matter who we play, it’s going to be that same mentality. I think that’s going to help us in the post-season because it doesn’t change for us.”
Securing the top seed and home court advantage throughout the entire postseason is a start, giving them the edge over any team in the league, but this core will have to test their mettle with a very competitive West before any championship aspirations come within grasp.
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