''I wasn't really getting to the rim,'' Harden said. ''The first three quarters分 I was settling and kind of just being passive. So, I just wanted to be more aggressive, whether it was shooting my shot or getting to the basket.''
''It's what he does,'' Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said. ''It shouldn't have been . We have to close games out. We have to play better. We have to play smart, and tonight I didn't think we did. Good enough to win? OK, but that's not what we want to be.''