Posted November 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
James Harden has endured some rough efforts since a spectacular Houston Rockets debut that came against the Detroit Pistons. Harden's Rockets have lost three straight entering Saturday night's home matchup against a winless Pistons team off to its worst start in 33 years. The star shooting guard had been with Houston for four days when he had 37 points and 12 assists in his debut, a 105-96 victory at Detroit on Oct. 31. Harden followed that performance with a 45-point effort in a 109-102 win in Atlanta two days later, but he's averaging 19.0 points on 29.8 percent shooting during the losing streak. Harden has faced some tough defenders in his last two games, making 5 of 15 shots for a season-low 15 points while primarily facing Denver's Andre Iguodala in a 93-87 loss Wednesday. He was guarded mostly by Tony Allen and missed 14 of 18 field-goal attempts in Friday's 93-85 defeat at Memphis. Now Harden will get a second matchup with Detroit veteran Tayshaun Prince, who was quick t...
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