James Harden Says Playing OKC Is Just Another Game

Following their 117-101 win over the Raptors, the Rockets hopped on a plane for Minneapolis where they will attend Sasha McHale’s funeral today in support of their head coach, Kevin McHale. But that’s not the only reason it will be a long, emotional day. The team will fly to Oklahoma City immediately following the funeral to take on the Thunder tonight in James Harden’s first game vs. his former team since the blockbuster trade went down exactly a month ago. No surprise here – Harden says he’s treating it like just another game:


What do you think you’ll feel when you walk into that arena tomorrow and fans see you and everything happens? 

To be honest, I don’t even know. I don’t know. Like I said, tomorrow’s gonna be a long day but it’ll be good to see some faces and see some old teammates and coaches and my family.  

Are you looking forward to it?  

Yeah, I’m looking forward to every single game I play. 

But this one in particular because of having been in Oklahoma City?

Still a game. 

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