Rockets star James Harden explains what he’s doing poorly at the moment
Houston Rockets star James Harden is in the midst of a historic stretch, but he thinks he’s struggling a bit right now when it comes to taking care of the ball on a consistent basis.
Harden had another stellar performance in Monday night’s 113-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, as he posted one of his usual ridiculous stat lines. He earned a triple-double by notching 43 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds, and that helped the Rockets grab their fifth straight victory.
But Harden wasn’t entirely pleased with his performance, which included turning the ball over nine times.
Here’s what he had to say about the turnover issues, courtesy of The Associated Press:
“I did a poor job of just not controlling the basketball, basically giving them transition points by turnovers,” he said. “I have to take care of the ball more, but just continue to be aggressive and make plays for my team.”
While the turnover problems weren’t ideal, it’s clear that Harden did enough elsewhere to make up for it.
He’s now averaging 33.3 points, 8.4 assists, and 5.8 rebounds on the season, and that has helped Houston become one of the hottest teams in the NBA.
After an 11-14 start, the Rockets have now earned wins in 10 of their last 11 games and continue to do so in impressive fashion.
Harden and company have seemingly found their groove after the rough start early on, and that’s not good for opponents since everyone knows how difficult of a matchup this team can be.
The Rockets will try to extend their winning streak when they hit the road on Thursday for a showdown with the Golden State Warriors.
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