James Harden, Jae Crowder get face-to-face early in Game 3
James Harden and Jae Crowder got face-to-face early in Saturday’s Game 3 of the first-round playoff series between the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.
Harden was called for two early fouls in the game, including one for making contact with Donovan Mitchell on a corner three. Crowder came over and gave Harden an elbow, which the former MVP didn’t like. Harden responded with a push, and the two got face-to-face.
Donovan Mitchell drains the and-one three and James Harden and Jae Crowder get into a heated altercation pic.twitter.com/lR7iIQZbCY
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The officials reviewed the play but did not hand out any discipline.
Harden had a difficult start to the game. In addition to getting in early foul trouble, he also missed his first five field goal attempts.