James Harden expressed some frustration with Houston’s 0–2 start after Friday’s loss to Golden State.
The Rockets, who made it to the Western Conference Finals last season and won 56 games, fell 112–92 to the Warriors, their second consecutive 20-point loss to open the season following their 105–85 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday.
“We're just not comfortable,” Harden said. “New pieces. We just have to fit with each other. No rhythm at all. We have no rhythm. Guys don't know where they're supposed to be. It makes our offense tougher. We got to get it figured out.”
As the Chronicle notes, Houston has only incorporated two new players into their rotation so far: point guard Ty Lawson and rookie forward Montrezl Harrell. Center Dwight Howard was suspended for the team’s first game.
Harden is averaging 19 points, 5.5 assists and 6.5 rebounds, but has shot just 25.6% from the floor and 13.6% from three.
“He's not comfortable, but then, now, who is comfortable?” head coach Kevin McHale said of his star‘s struggles. “I mean, I look at anybody and I don't see anybody [who] looks comfortable out there. We're funky. You can say whatever you want; we are not in tune as a group right now.”
Houston travels to face Miami on Sunday.
- Jeremy Woo