Forward Three wrote:His defense was really good overall. You could tell that Harden was a little vexed by it to where he resorted to jumpers rather than trying to test it too much or work for fakes or and-ones. Of course, Harden, good as he is, isn't exactly a 'blow by' player, defending him is more about keeping honest and not biting on fakes. Morris had that patience and discipline for the most part and it was great.
Harden really played weird last night. He clearly has game to most of the time smoke the guys we had on him, Morris included. But a lot of those blow by them opportunities, I think
, he was hesitating and affected about doing because he know Dwight was in the paint waiting for him. Even before he got "ABUSED" twice by Dwight, with lenient but not necessarily unfair "no calls" late in the game.