James Harden and Andre Iguodala became good friends this summer on the U.S. Olympic team.
They are on new teams this season and Iguodala will likely be tasked with trying to slow down the league's leading scorer Wednesday night when his Denver Nuggets visit Harden's Houston Rockets.
Harden and Iguodala bonded during the London Games, with neither seeing much action for coach Mike Krzyzewski's gold medal-winning team.
"We had a great summer together and one of my good friends, excited to play against him," Harden said. "Obviously he's on a new team as well."
Now they will meet as starters for the first time. Iguodala will put his reputation as one of the league's best defenders on the line against the red-hot Harden, averaging 35.3 points.
"He does similar to the things I can do as far as making plays for his team, kind of an all-around player," Harden said. "It's going to be a tough matchup for me but this is what the NBA is all about."
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