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Report: Warriors doubted severity of James Harden’s eye injury

The Warriors were reportedly sick of the Rockets last year. Since, Houston has kept going after Golden State and become even more aggravating with its officiating complaints.

So, when James Harden got raked across the eyes by Draymond Green in Game 2 of this year’s second-round series, the Warriors had suspicions.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

There’s a few players in that locker room that’s not buying the whole James Harden eye being extremely hurt. They were talking about some of the shots he was shooting during the game, then he gets to the free throw line, and he was squinting like he can’t see it.

I almost always give players claiming the injury the benefit of the doubt. Only they know how they feel.

But I get it. Harden embellishes every contact. He makes it hard to trust him.

I just hope this was more the Warriors’ initial response than an accusation that still lingers with Game 3 approaching Saturday. Because just look at Harden’s eyes.