Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer
In the first meeting with the Pacers on Jan. 29, Rockets guard James Harden struggled, going 3-17 from the floor. Harden went 0-8 from the field when covered by forward Paul George. "That was a game where I thought Paul did a good job of just trying to stay in front and not allowing James to get to the free throw line," Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. "Those are two big keys in trying to guard him and guys like that. Just make it hard, make sure they shoot over a hand and in James' case keeping him off the free throw line, you've done a pretty good job."