Houston’s James Harden will play in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday despite injuries to both of his eyes after being hit by Draymond Green in Game 2.

Harden practiced with the team Thursday as the Rockets prepare to host Golden State for two games after losing the first two in California.

It was clear that last year’s MVP was still struggling as he squinted under the light while answering questions about it. The entire left side of his left eye remained bloody, as did the left corner of his right eye.

Houston Rockets' James Harden watches from the bench during the first half of Game 2 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Houston Rockets’ James Harden watches from the bench during the first half of Game 2 of the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

He says: “I can see better,” but that he still had pain from the blow which came in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game.

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Houston Rockets' James Harden kneels on the court with an apparent injury during the first half of Game 2 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Houston Rockets’ James Harden kneels on the court with an apparent injury during the first half of Game 2 of the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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