James Harden reacts to Rockets’ Game 1 win vs. Lakers

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James Harden says the Houston Rockets ‘turned the page’ after their seven-game series against the Oklahoma City Thunder and it helped them lock in against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of their second-round series.

Even after the team’s 112-97 victory, Harden anticipates a hard-fought series, saying the Lakers are the top seed in the Western Conference for a reason.

Harden posted a game-high 36 points and Russell Westbrook added 24. Game 2 is on Sunday: