James Harden believes defense will give the Rockets the championship

James Harden
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James Harden opened up about what the Houston Rockets should do in order to win the 2020 NBA title.

The superstar of the Houston Rockets said defense will be the key in the team’s effort to go all the way in the postseason.

“Our goal is to defend at a high level, and I think we did that. That’s going to win us a championship, on the defensive end. Laser focus is what it takes. The team effort is there,” Harden said, via Ben DuBose of USA TODAY SPORTS.

Harden led Houston to the 113-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, finishing with a game-high 39 points, on 11-of-19 shooting, along with five three-pointers, eight rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, and a block in 36 minutes of action.