James Harden says Rockets will be all right after loss to Thunder
After starting the season better than anyone, the Houston Rockets have fallen on some hard times.
The loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day marked their third loss in a row, bringing the Rockets’ record down to 25-7, which pits them a game back of the Golden State Warriors for the top spot in the Western Conference.
Prior to the three-game losing streak, the Rockets had won 14 games in a row, so it’s not really time to panic quite yet. Star guard James Harden certainly felt that way after the loss to OKC.
“We’ll be all right. That’s it. That’s all it is,” guard James Harden said after a 112-107 loss Monday night to the Oklahoma City Thunder. “Guys are playing a little bit too many minutes. Our defense isn’t really there consistently, and our offense, we aren’t making shots like we need to be. We’ll be all right. It’s a part of it. We’ve just got to fight through it. It’s a long season.”
The Rockets were without Chris Paul again yesterday, but it’s not as if they haven’t had success without Paul in the lineup. After back-t0-back 51-point efforts, Harden 29 points and 14 assists in the loss to the Thunder.
Paul shouldn’t be out long and the losing streak for the Rockets is also bound to end soon. Harden will likely prove himself right if the Rockets can soon get back on the pace they started the season on.
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