Things look pretty bad for the Houston Rockets at this point of the 2020-21 NBA. They have a 3-6 record and that’s far from good. LeBron James and his teammates shut down Houston, winning both games. On Sunday, the Lakers lost 120-107 and on Tuesday, they celebrated a 117-100 win. Houston had a bad performance. Veteran James Harden discussed the issues his Rockets team deals with at the moment.
Harden knows that he is in the middle of a terrible stretch. The veteran had four straight games of not hitting over 20 points. The last time he did that was in 2012. On Tuesday, Harden made some shocking comments.
“We’re just not good enough. Chemistry, talent-wise. And it was clear these last few games,” he said. “I love this city. I’ve literally done everything I can. This situation is crazy. I don’t think it can be fixed. Thanks.”
James Harden is aware of the situation in the Houston Rockets locker room
LeBron and his teammates were just too much for the Rockets. The four-time NBA champion hit a no-look 3-pointer. He put salt to the injury. Rockets head coach Stephen Silas hates the way LA shut down his team. Lakers players did it with ease.
“They’re obviously a together group, and they’re having fun at our expense,” Silas said. “So it doesn’t feel good at all, and we should take umbrage. It’s like they’re dancing on our homecourt.”
The Rockets did a blockbuster swap prior of the start of the regular season. The John Wall-Russell Westbrook thing didn’t help Harden’s situation at all. Wall was pretty honest following Tuesday’s game.
“When you have certain guys in the mix that don’t want to buy in all as one, it’s going to be hard to do anything special, to do anything good as a basketball team … It’s only been nine games,” he said. “Come on, man, you want to jump off the cliff after nine games?”
Let’s see how will things go for the Rockets in the next few weeks. They need to do better than this. LA players are on to another great game.