Everyone knows that hip-pulling and Harden are synonymous. As long as they are mentioned, whether they are Harden fans or not, Harden is the first thing that comes to mind. It can be said that Harden’s crotch has become an indispensable performance every day and even in the playoffs. In the key event where Embiid was absent, Harden set a new hip-pulling record, but this time he can get away with it.
In the game with the Nets G4, the 76ers didn’t play like a shit like Embiid, and started 10 points behind, but fortunately, the Nets were not in a state, and the outside of the three-point line was also rotten like mud. Harden broke through sharpness but didn’t have the ability to make small shots and lay-ups in the peak period. He either blocked the shot or couldn’t get in. In the first half, he made 3 of 10 shots and pulled his back to write, leading the team eight points behind.
In the second half, the 76ers played team basketball, which only made the Nets score 15 points. In the meantime, Harden was aggressive but ended up with 5 wins and 1 loss. He only hit a three-pointer and missed the layup. This section was supported by Maxi’s 10 points, Harris’s 6 points and rebounds in the frontcourt.
In the fourth quarter, the Nets once overtaked, and then it was not Harden who stepped forward, but melton and Harris. The former resisted the Nets’ counterattack, while the latter repeatedly succeeded at a critical juncture, including a fatal blow of 2+1, in which one scored 15 points and one scored 8 points, and successfully led the team to 10 points, so that the team won the game. Harden only got 3 points and 5 assists in 3-0.
During the whole game, Harden made 4 of 18 shots, which realized the impression of Hip-pulling in everyone’s mind. He scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists, but he still failed to shoot many three-pointers. It was really rare. And this kind of play is still that the Nets don’t double-team in the whole game. It shows that Harden has indeed regressed too much. In the past, he had already been scolded.
According to statistics, this is also the 15 games in Harden’s playoff career in which the shooting percentage is less than 25%, and it is also the most done in history. Therefore, Harden is worthy of being the king of the insider. In the past, whenever Harden collapsed, the team basically lost, but this time it was different. The 76ers won the game. Even in the whole series, Harden hit 34% and didn’t lose. As the first team to sweep the opponent out, Harden survived.
And this is what Harden has to do. As Harden said after the game, Harden didn’t care about scoring goals. Harden was ready for all the sacrifices. There were some scorers in the team and there was no need to follow the previous scoring model. Harden sacrificed everything to win his own reasons, as was his tactical position. Although he is powerful, he doesn’t have an assistant. If there is an assistant around, it will become his wish.
I have to mention that after 1991, the 76ers leveled their opponents for the first time. This is also the first time in Embiid’s 7-year playoff career. This is also the record that Harden has been selected for the second round for seven consecutive years, and it is also the longest record that is still in active service. And then 76 people need at least one week’s recuperation time, which provides an excellent recuperation opportunity for Embiid.
Can you accept such a Harden?