Clippers move to 0-2 with James Harden, while Nets fans chant 'Daryl Morey' at him
The Los Angeles Clippers' James Harden era isn't off to a fantastic start, but that's not surprising.
On Wednesday, the Clippers were defeated 100-93 by the Brooklyn Nets, their second consecutive defeat since
acquiring Harden in a blockbuster trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. Their total record is now 3-4.
The Clippers mainly looked flat on offense, like they did in Harden's debut against the New York Knicks on Monday, and integrating Harden remains a work in progress.
That was largely to be expected, given that Harden did not play in a single preseason or regular season game for the Sixers and missed out a portion of training camp.
Harden finished with 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals, and five turnovers against his old team, the Nets. Those turnovers accounted
for a third of the Clippers' total of 15, and some of them appeared to be the result of a player who was out of rhythm with the rest of the squad.
Nets supporters appeared to appreciate the show at the very least. They even greeted Harden, who forced his way out of the team in 2022, with a "Daryl Morey" shout
referring to the Sixers president of basketball operations, whom Harden notoriously called "a liar" and apparently never intends to talk with again.
Even if you don't forgive his lack of familiarity, Harden was far from the Clippers' only concern on Wednesday. Paul George led the squad with 24 points
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