Spurs’ Dejounte Murray swats James Harden after shoving match
Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is currently engaged in a physical and verbal duel with San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray in their respective teams’ game at Toyota Center on Monday.
After getting chippy with each other since the opening bell, Murray got the better of Harden in this play at the 8:43 mark of the second quarter. Harden drove to the cup and evaded the defense of Jakob Poeltl with his patented euro-step.
Dejounte Murray is engaged in psychological warfare against James Hardenpic.twitter.com/AQ1I8UPiUG
— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) December 17, 2019
But “The Beard” didn’t see Murray coming from behind as the 23-year-old, 6-foot-4 guard came flying out of nowhere and rejected Harden’s shot off the back board. His stellar defensive play led to a fast break opportunity for the Spurs, with Bryn Forbes cashing in a transition triple to give the Spurs a 45-26 advantage.
San Antonio (10-15) is currently up big at halftime, 72-53, against Houston (17-9), who is currently at fifth place in the Western Conference.
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