Rockets’ James Harden (ankle) ‘ready to go’ for Game 5 vs. Thunder
The Rockets are one win away from eliminating the Thunder from the playoffs, and Monday they received another boost.
James Harden, who injured his right ankle in Game 3, is confident he will be able to play in Game 5 after playing through the pain in Sunday’s 113-109 win.
A reporter asked Thomas’ teammate Avery Bradley about that play, along with another play, and before he could answer, Thomas interjected saying, Im first-team that’s why. All-Defense! Once Thomas was done, Bradley began speaking saying Thomas was underrated as a defender.
That’s when Thomas butted-in again.
Don’t hype me, don’t hype me, he said. They Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys say I’m the worst defender in the league. I’m fine with being the worst defender. I’m cool.
Thomas was joking throughout the exchange, because he knows his defense isn’t the greatest. Out of the 86 point guards listed on ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus, Thomas is dead last for his defensive efforts (-4.16). But most of that just deals with the fact he’s so much shorter than his competition.
He may not be a lockdown defender, but his energy and effort is enough to make an impact when he’s needed.
What happened: David Fizdale’s take that for data rant must have lit a fire under the Grizzlies, because they came out with something to prove. Memphis played with much more aggression and got back to its Grit and Grind core. The Grizz offense, which averaged 82 points and shot 39 percent from the field in the first two games of the series, put up 105 points and shot over 50 Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys percent, including 9 of 22 from 3-point range.