James Harden had surprising comment after Game 3 loss
James Harden oddly thinks that the Nets' Game 3 loss is a good thing. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets lost in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Friday night, and James Harden oddly thinks that is a good thing.

Harden spoke with the media following his team’s 125-119 defeat to the Boston Celtics in Game 3. He said it was a good thing to lose because it’s a reminder that they can’t take any game lightly.

The Nets won the first two games of the series handily. They took Game 2 with ease 130-108. They may have felt like the Celtics weren’t going to pose much of a challenge, so Game 3 was a reminder about how they can’t take games off.

Of course, Jayson Tatum isn’t always going to score 50 points in a game. But the Nets know they cannot just show up and expect to win every contest.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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