Rockets video: James Harden's eye gets poked again by Draymond Green
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Video: Rockets star James Harden gets poked in the eye again by Draymond Green

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It’s now 2-for-2 for Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green when it comes to Houston Rockets superstar James Harden’s eyes.

Early in their Game 3 matchup at the Toyota Center, Green appeared to accidentally poke Harden’s eye again.

Game 2 saw Harden with a bloodshot eye no thanks to — you guessed it — Green’s finger. Already infamous for his flailing kicks, the Warriors big man seems to be developing another poor reputation. It’s not just Harden who received the bitter end of Green’s pokes as, over the past year, J.J. Redick and LeBron James both sustained bloody eyes after their encounter with Green.

Green is revered as one of the best defenders in the NBA and he doesn’t need any of these antics to gain an advantage over his man. Then again, one can say that all these are purely coincidental and chalk them up to his activity on that end of the floor.

In Game 2, Harden’s eye ended up looking nowhere near how it’s supposed to be. But that didn’t stop him from registering 29 points, seven rebounds, and four assists on 9-of-19 shooting from the field, albeit on a losing effort.

Bloodied eye or blurry vision, though, won’t stop the reigning MVP from doing what he does best. But Harden alone won’t be enough if the Rockets wish to stop this Warriors juggernaut.