The Houston Rockets are currently locked in a fearsome battle against the Golden State Warriors in a rematch of the instant classic series the two teams played in the Western Conference Finals last year.

Houston had Golden State dead to rights last year by being up 3-2 in the series and heading home, but Chris Paul got injured, the Warriors won two straight games and the rest is history.

This year, the two teams wound up on the same side of the bracket and are playing in the second round. However, in Game 2 of the series on Tuesday night, Rockets superstar James Harden had to leave the game in the first quarter after getting whacked in the face by Draymond Green.

Draymond Green seems to have caught James Harden in his eye, causing Harden to fall to the floor and clutch his face. The Rockets will obviously need Harden to return to the form he showcased during the regular season in which he produced 30-plus point games with stunning regularity.

Per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Harden will return to the game despite the injury.

Let’s hope Harden can play well despite an injured eye, as this series could be as memorable as the one last year if he does.