Harden Sees Stopping Penetration As Key To Series Against Spurs
James Harden said Oklahoma City will focus on slowing down Tony Parker’s penetration and distribution.
"Their penetration is the key. We have to protect the paint and not let them get into the paint to kick out threes," Harden said.
The Thunder is not coming into the series in awe of the Spurs, who have won 18 consecutive games.
"We're all competitive guys," Kevin Durant said. "We know what they've done. We respect what they've done, but that was in the past. They've been playing well lately.
"We're 8-1 in the playoffs, as well. None of the guys are in awe. We respect what they've done. They've built a dynasty."