Brutal Stat Shows How Bad James Harden Has Been With Clippers

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The Los Angeles Clippers are 0-4 with James Harden in the lineup. They have lost to the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies.

Harden has finished with a negative plus-minus rating in each game with the Clippers, who have gotten outscored by 67 points with Harden on the court.

Harden is averaging 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.5 turnovers in four games with the Clippers. The 10-time All-Star and 2017-18 MVP is shooting 47.2% from the floor and 36.8% from beyond the arc.

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Harden hadn’t lost four straight games that he played in since his last four games in uniform with the Brooklyn Nets in 2022. He said there is not one particular voice in the locker room that is keeping the group together as much as it is the entire team.

“All of us, man, we’re all in this together,” Harden said after the Grizzlies game. “It’s not just one person. We’re all trying to figure it out together. So we all got positive energy, all trying to figure it out, and obviously, it’s tough losing games consecutively. But we’re all in this thing together. We know the bigger picture.”

Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue was very frustrated with his team after the Grizzlies game, imploring his group to play faster.

“I think playing too slow, just playing too slow,” Lue said. “We get rebounds, you get stops, you got to push it. On makes, we got to push it, get up quick and attack early. You know, we can’t just f—— … Sorry. No, I mean, we just can’t just walk around offensively. Like you got to get to the next actions.”

The Clippers were outscored by a team-worst 28 points in Harden’s minutes versus the Grizzlies.

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“Just play, like just do your thing,” Lue said while describing his conversation with Harden. “Like, if you do it too much, we’ll let you know. And he’s a special player. And so we understand that. And when you come into a new situation that you have really good players, you know, it’s always tough to come in and just try to take over.”

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