Friendships will survive and will have to wait. This, James Harden said, is about business.

He said he has had no communication with his former Thunder teammates since the first-round matchup between his former and current teams was set Thursday.

“It’s all business now,” Harden said. “Guys are competing for a championship.”

He is not surprised to face the Thunder in his first playoff series with the Rockets.

“It’s weird, but I knew it was going to happen like this for some reason,” Harden said. “That’s the beauty of it. That’s what basketball is.”