Steph Curry on the difficulty of guarding James Harden without fouling: "Can't reach. Whether it's a foul or not, he makes it look like a foul. There's an art to that."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 14, 2018
And Curry knows the Rockets will target him defensively in the Western Conference Finals, hoping to switch him onto to both Harden and Chris Paul.
Steph Curry knows the Rockets are going to drag him into switches to isolate him defensively guarding Harden/Paul. He understands the strategy. "I hope it's every single play." pic.twitter.com/0nJ9YhM9p4
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 11, 2018
Both Houston and the Golden State Warriors anticipate a physical and heated series.
Per the SF Chronicle:
The Rockets and Warriors expect the Western Conference finals to get chippy. They almost welcome the simmering feuds and heated exchanges that befit a long-anticipated clash on the brink of the NBA Finals.
“There’s going to be some chippiness, some controversy,” Houston guard James Harden said with a shrug. “What’s the playoffs without that?”
“There’s gonna be some back and forth,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “That’s part of the territory.”