Harden played with blurred vision, stinging eyes
James Harden’s eyes were still red and stinging well after the final buzzer. He could barely see on the court let alone read the box score after the game.
The reigning MVP hopes he will feel better with a few days off before the Rockets’ Western Conference semifinal series against Golden State resumes Saturday in Houston with his team trailing 2-0 following a 115-109 road loss Tuesday in Game 2.
Harden scored 29 points on 9-for-19 shooting to go with seven rebounds, four assists and six turnovers. Eye drops he received only helped so much to relieve the discomfort. He injured his eyes when another player’s hand got Harden in the face.
Warriors: In what has marked a small sign of his progress healing a torn left quadricep muscle, Demarcus Cousins received medical clearance this week to complete individual spot shooting drills. Cousins completed those exercises toward the end of morning shootaround Tuesday.