Report: Frustrated Harden argues with reporter after Rockets' loss
Apr 24, 2014 at 12:28p ET
Nobody saw this coming.
The Houston Rockets were 33-8 at home during the regular season but find themselves in an 0-2 hole in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
James Harden's struggles is one of biggest reasons why they've failed to protect their home court against the Portland Trail Blazers.
After a 112-105 Game 2 loss on Wednesday, Harden was in no mood to talk about it with reporters.
When asked about his rough outing, a frustrated Harden repeatedly responded, "It's basketball."
But it didn't end there.
According to a report by The Oregonian, Harden had a few things to say to one of the reporters and asked "if he had ever seen a player not play well before" as the argument continued to escalate. Harden allegedly demanded the name of the reporter and called him a "weirdo" before being ushered out by team officials.
It's an out of character reaction by Harden, who is normally laid back and relaxed in high-pressure situations. But apparently that's what shooting 14 of 47 (29.8 percent) and committing nine turnovers combined in the first two games can do.
Harden and the Rockets will try to rebound in Game 3 on the road in Portland on Friday.
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