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VIDEO: Larry Sanders on defending Rockets, scuffle with James Harden

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders finished Saturday's game with 11 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots, but it wasn't enough in Milwaukee's 117-103 loss to the Dwight Howard-less Houston Rockets.

With Houston in control in the the fourth quarter, Sanders got into a brief dustup with Rockets guard James Harden after the 6-foot-5 veteran got into it with Giannis Antetokounmpo following an offensive foul call on the Rockets' leading scorer. After the whistle, Antetokounmpo had knocked the ball away and Harden responded with a quick shove, followed by Sanders and Harden locking up as both teams worked to separate the two. Technical fouls were handed out to all three players, though nothing too major in the grand scheme of things. One interesting footnote to the incident: Harden also ended Sanders' season last February with an inadvertent elbow that fractured the Milwaukee big man's eye socket, though it doesn't sound like there's any bad blood between the two.

After the game, Sanders discussed what transpired between the two, along with the challenge of guarding a Rockets team that nailed 15 shots from behind the arc.