James Harden and the Houston Rockets kick off their Western Conference Semifinals series against the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at home. Of course, Harden also learned today that he did not win the NBA’s MVP Award, losing out to Warriors PG Stephen Curry.

So, what did Harden have to say about that?

He shrugged it off, saying: “I’ve had a chip on my shoulder all year. That’s how I approach every game. It’s no different now.” If Harden goes for 50 tonight, don’t say he didn’t warn us. Ha.

From ESPN‘s Arash Markazi via Twitter: