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Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders tonight at 6, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

James Harden scored 35 points in the Warriors' Game 1 win over the Rockets on Sunday.

But he shot a very inefficient 9-for-28 from the field (really 9-for-27 because he missed a halfcourt heave at the end of the second quarter).

So which Golden State players had the most success defending him?

After watching the film, here is the breakdown of Harden's performance:

Andre Iguodala

-5 points
-0-for-4 overall
-0-for-2 on 3-pointers
-3 fouls (5-for-6 free throws)


Kevon Looney

-7 points
-2-for-6 overall
-1-for-4 on 3-pointers
-1 foul (2-for-2 free throws)


Klay Thompson

-8 points
-3-for-8 overall
-1-for-4 on 3-pointers
-1 foul (1-for-1 free throws)

Harden got an uncontested layup with about 21 seconds remaining after Klay practically let him go to the basket.

 

Klay also got away with a couple fouls on missed 3-point attempts.

Steph Curry

-4 points
-1-for-3 overall
-0-for-2 on 3-pointers
-1 foul (2-for-2 free throws)

Kevin Durant

-3 points
-1-for-2 overall
-1-for-1 on 3-pointers

Draymond Green

-3 points
-1-for-2 overall
-1-for-2 on 3-pointers
- 0 fouls

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Alfonzo McKinnie

-3 points
-0-for-1 overall
-1 foul (3-for-3 free throws)

Additionally, Harden got an uncontested layup after his lob attempt got blocked, but the ball came right back to him with nobody in position to defend.

Hopefully he gets a "fair chance" when the Rockets face the Warriors in Game 2 on Tuesday night.

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