Harden, McHale Optimistic About Game 2
As Rockets coach Kevin McHale and guard James Harden reviewed their respective playoff horizons Tuesday, each found reason for optimism entering Game 2 of the Rockets’ first-round series at Oklahoma City.
“I’ve been in playoff series where we’ve won by 30 and lost the next game,” he said. “Every game is new unto itself.”
Harden was quick to note the possible parallels for the Rockets of Chicago’ Game 2 win over Brooklyn after the Nets took Game 1 of that first-round series.
“You saw what can happen,” Harden said. “There’s just a matter of us fixing things, watching film and going out and executing. We know what we did (in Game 1). We know what we can change and how much better we can play. We’ve just got to go out there and do it.”