‘James Harden is worse than Ben Simmons!’스포츠토토
On the 16th (Korean time), CBS Sports of the United States said, ‘James Harden showed his worst performance in the fourth quarter of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers. In terms of productivity, he slammed ‘behind Ben Simmons, who came out of the 2021 Philadelphia and Atlanta East semifinal series.
CBS Sports said, ‘In the fourth quarter of the last four games of the series, Harden was scoreless for 32 minutes. He failed to score a single point in the fourth quarter of the series’ most important three games,’ he said.
In this series, Philadelphia fought hard until Game 7, but lost to Boston 3-4. Failed to advance to the finals.
Harden’s extreme sluggishness in the fourth quarter was compared to Ben Simmons’ sluggishness in the famous 2021 Philadelphia-Atlanta East Semifinal Series.
At the time, Simmons was extremely fond of shooting at the winning spot. Simmons, who has a weakness in shooting, was sluggish in the game, and teammate Joel Embiid publicly criticized him.
CBS Sports said, ‘Ben Simmons did not attempt a single field goal in the fourth quarter in three games from Game 5 to Game 7 at the time. However, Simmons was more productive than Harden. Simmons’ court margin was -10, Harden was -21,’ he lashed out.
Of course, Harden showed strong scoring power in the series. He scored 45 points in Game 1, and scored 42 points in Game 4, which was an extra-time struggle. Philadelphia won all of these matches.
In the 5th game, Harden was sluggish, but Embiid won with strong power. The final advance was right in front of my eyes. However, they lost to Boston in consecutive games 6 and 7. Harden’s 4th quarter performance hit the bottom.
CBS Sports said, ‘Harden showed amazing performance in the first game. However, his performance in the postseason is severely limited, and that has been the case this season.’