Harden, Crowder Share Heated Moment In Houston

Apr 24, 2019, 7:01 PM
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball while being defended by Jae Crowder #99 o...
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball while being defended by Jae Crowder #99 of the Utah Jazz in the second half during Game Three of Round Two of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 4, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rockets beat the Jazz 113-92. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

HOUSTON, Texas – Clearly frustrated with his shooting early on in Game 5, Houston Rockets star James Harden exchanged words with Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder after committing a personal foul.

After going without a made basket in the first quarter of the game, Harden missed another shot and committed a loose ball foul while going for the rebound.

With Harden still clutching the ball, several Jazzmen reached in to take the rock from him. Harden, who led the league in scoring during the regular season, refused to give it up and went chest-to-chest with Crowder, with each player saying something – probably a bit of trash-talking – to the other.

The players were broken up by the officials and no foul was called for the exchange.

At the time of the minor scuffle, the Jazz led the Rockets 23-22 with ten minutes remaining in the second quarter.

After losing the first three games of the series and winning Game 4 at home, the Jazz find themselves facing elimination in Houston. Utah is attempting to become the first NBA team to win a playoff series after falling in a 0-3 deficit.

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