When you sign up for James Harden, you are signing up for the complete James Harden experience, which can be frustrating at times. On Thursday, the contact-seeking lefty had a bad night, missing 11 of his 15 shots in a disappointing defeat to the suddenly respectable Detroit Pistons.
As a result, the Philadelphia 76ers have dropped to fourth place in the Eastern Conference and will need to win some games quickly to secure home-court advantage for numerous rounds.
Doc Rivers didn’t blame the bench unit for the 76ers’ loss to the Pistons.
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Rivers added, “Well, [the bench] didn’t struggle.” “In defence, they didn’t get many opportunities. During that time, I believe it was more James than them. So, yeah, it’s been a difficult night.”
Again, very likely nothing. Sixers supporters, on the other hand, wouldn’t be human if they weren’t anxious about Harden’s postseason performance.
Things haven’t gone well for the bearded wonder when it counts, and derailing Joel Embiid’s historic season would be a huge waste.
Imagine the ruckus if the Sixers were to bow out early because Harden is racking up miss after miss in the post while the possible MVP isn’t receiving the ball. Local sports radio programming is fantastic. It’s not a good time in the neighbourhood.