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James Harden, previously ruled out, reportedly determined to play Nets-Bucks Game 5

James Harden reportedly plans to play in Game 5 against the Bucks barring a setback in pregame warmups. Michael Smith and Michael Holley discuss how it could potentially impact the rest of the series and Harden's health.

Yesterday, the Nets ruled out James Harden for tonight’s Game 5 against the Bucks.

Today, Brooklyn upgraded him to doubtful.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Maybe the Nets truly believed yesterday there was no chance Harden would play tonight. But that was clearly wrong. Harden should have been listed as at least doubtful for this game all along. Though it’s possible this was a reasonable mistake, Brooklyn has a history of injury-reporting problems.

A healthy Harden would be a big boost to the Nets, especially with Kyrie Irving sidelined. Though Kevin Durant can put a team on his back that challenge proved too great in Game 4. Milwaukee is a good team.

But how healthy will Harden be? How likely is playing to reaggravate his injury?

Even if he takes the court tonight, major questions remain.