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Chris Paul shared his thoughts on a photo of him staring at James Harden in Game 6 between the Rockets and the Thunder that went viral.

The star of the Thunder explained that there was never any staredown.

“I wasn’t looking at him. I was looking down at coach, and then at the scoreboard, because if Gallo makes that shot, it’s game,” Paul told Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

Paul and Harden are getting ready for Game 7 between Houston and Oklahoma City, which will take place on Wednesday.