Houston Rockets guard James Harden talked frankly with reporters after losing 117-100 to the Rockets at home to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday evening.
Harden had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. He said the Rockets weren’t good enough.
Harden said: “I love this city.” “I actually did everything. I mean, this situation is crazy. I think it can’t be solved.”
In Tuesday’s loss, Harden scored no more than 20 points in the fourth game. This is Harden’s longest break since he played for the Oklahoma City Thunder since the 2011-12 season.
Newly acquired Rockets guard John Wall, who scored 10 points and 5 assists in the game, said that chemistry played a role in the Rockets’ early season’s dilemma.
Wall said: “It’s difficult when some people don’t want to buy.”
Although the Rockets’ chemistry has always been a problem, Wall did not stop him from establishing a relationship with Harden.
Wall said: “It’s a bit hard, I won’t lie.” “I don’t think it’s the best. That’s all I can say.”
Harden averaged 26 points in 37 minutes of action (10th in the league). His assists per game also reached a league-high 11 points.
Houston (3-6) ranked last in the NBA Western Conference Finals. The Rockets also have 3 wins and 3 losses at home and have already lost two consecutive games.
The Rockets resumed their action against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. The team won 112-102 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.