Harden expresses frustration with struggling Rockets By Reuters

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(Reuters) – James Harden’s relationship with the Houston Rockets appears irreparable after a second consecutive asymmetric loss that left him expressing his frustration with the team. The Rockets (3-6) are second from the tail of the Western Conference after Tuesday’s 117-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. They lost to the same team 120-102 on Sunday. Harden, the 2018 NBA MVP, has scored 20 points or less in each of the last four games, his longest streak since 2011-12. Various reports in the run-up to the season said Harden was seeking a trade from the Rockets, although the guard has dismissed speculation. “I love this city. I’ve literally done everything I can,” Harden said. “I mean, this situation is insane. It’s something I don’t think can be fixed.” The Rockets trailed 30 points in the third quarter on Tuesday, and Harden said they were well below the quality required to challenge the best teams. “Honestly, we’re not even close to that team, obviously the defending champs, and all the other elite teams,” he told a news conference. “I mean, you can tell the difference in these last two games.” We’re just not good enough, chemistry, talent, just everything. ”

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