After getting a little scare from the Utah Jazz, the Houston Rockets have regained control of their Western Conference semi-finals series by winning two straight in Salt Lake City and taking a 3-1 lead.
Following the Jazz's Game Four home loss, Utah's star rookie Donovan Mitchell expressed a profane take on James Harden's game.
Donovan Mitchell was not happy with the way James Harden was treated by the refs tonight. WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE pic.twitter.com/389VDM2tI1— Dana Greene (@dana_greene) May 7, 2018
“If that’s what he needs to win the fucking MVP, fuck it," a frustrated Mitchell said.
What Mitchell is talking about is Harden's well-established habit of flopping and the perceived favoritism he gets from refs.
Game Four wasn't the best example of that --- Harden took eight foul shots, which isn't an obscene amount.
But this did happen:
Dante Exum was called for fouling Harden on this 👀 pic.twitter.com/CJJ5yAM1zG— ESPN (@espn) May 7, 2018
Do you respect Harden's game?