The Los Angeles Clippers find themselves at a disappointing 0-2 with James Harden on board, succumbing to consecutive losses on the road.
Paul George, addressing the recent struggles, mentioned that he didn’t expect the Clippers to click right away,
“We’re going to go through growing pains,” he told reporters. “We’re going to come out of this and we’ll probably have to make another adjustment based on how the season goes later in the year. I’m not worried about this.”
The Clippers, commencing the season with a lackluster 3-4 record, suffered consecutive losses to the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks. Despite the addition of James Harden, the team’s performance has fallen short of expectations.
Before acquiring Harden, the Clippers boasted an average of 121.4 points in their initial 5 games, a stark contrast to the 95-point average in the two games since his arrival.
While attributing the team’s struggles solely to Harden would be unfair, it’s reasonable to grant him the benefit of the doubt as he adapts to the Clippers’ chemistry.
Looking ahead, the Clippers wrap up their four-game journey with a Friday matchup against the Mavericks, featuring the formidable duo of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.