August 14, 2020, 7:32 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
Mike D'Antoni told the media that he plans to limit the minutes of the Rockets' regulars and they may sit out the entirety of the second half on Friday.
D'Antoni went on to say that since the team doesn't kick off their matchup against the Thunder until Tuesday, they might play their players a bit more than if they had started the playoffs on Monday. James Harden seems to be a player who loves getting out there so it is possible that he and the other regulars play to start the third quarter but see less than 10 minutes of action in the second half.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter