James Harden has great quote about not missing Game 3 with eye injury
James Harden is clearly dealing with some lingering effects from the eye injury he suffered during Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night, but the Houston Rockets star is not in any danger of sitting out Game 3.
While speaking with reporters on Thursday, Harden admitted that he is still experiencing some pain but said the vision in his left eye is improving. He also had a great response when asked if he plans to play in Game 3 on Saturday night.
James Harden: "I can see better." (Still have pain?) "Still tough, especially with bright lights. I can see y'all a little bit better. That's all that matters." (He'll play Saturday) "If I played barely seeing last game, what makes you think I'm gonna sit out game three." pic.twitter.com/5xzPPng8mc
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) May 2, 2019
“I mean, if I played barely seeing last game, what makes you think I’m gonna sit out Game 3?” Harden asked.
Harden’s eye is still bloodshot, which is no surprise considering how hard he was inadvertently smacked by Draymond Green. He left in the first quarter and scored 29 points after returning, so there was never really a chance he was going to sit out in Game 3. The three days off between games should be beneficial.