James Harden was interviewed postgame after the Nets’ 104-93 win vs the Boston Celtics in Game 1. He talked about the team’s struggles to start the game, the Nets’ solid defense, and Celtics center Robert Williams.
Harden spoke about the team’s early struggles. He had this to say: “I’m not sure I think we got some pretty good looks in that first half, shots just didn’t go in… the crowd kind of just threw me off a little bit, the vibe is what we’ve been missing… second half we got a bit more comfortable.”
He also talked about the team’s solid defense. Outside of a poor second quarter, the Nets were super solid on the defensive end. This was what Harden had to say about it: “That’s just the way the game kind of went… it was in the flow of the game… other than that second quarter they had 21, 20, and 20 points… I like the way we fought, it just shows that every game isn’t going to be perfect.”
Lastly, Harden praised Celtics big man Robert Williams, saying this: “He played very very well… he contested everything both at the rim and on the perimeter… he’s a part of one of the reasons why we didn’t shoot the ball well.”