James Harden: ‘I Just Couldn’t Make a Layup’

by May 28, 2012

James Harden struggled last night in Game 1 of the WCF against the San Antonio Spurs, and explained to the press that it was due to his inability to knock down shots and get to the free throw line. Per the Oklahoman: “What did the Spurs do defensively against you? Harden: ‘Nothing. I just couldn’t make a layup. Couldn’t make a layup. Couldn’t make a shot. But it happens. I’ve got to get back to work tomorrow in practice and be ready for Game 2.’ You didn’t get to the foul line early in the game. Did that affect you? Harden: ‘Well, it affected me. Getting to the free-throw line and getting easy points definitely helps me. I just got to be ready. I’ve got to be aggressive and get to the basket to be able to finish in Game 2.'”