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Rockets Become First Team to Start Season With 3 Straight 20-Point Losses

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The Houston Rockets entered the season as one of the many Western Conference title contenders after reaching the conference finals last year and adding Ty Lawson via trade in the offseason. Let’s just say things haven’t gone according to plan, as the Rockets became the first team ever to lose their first three games of the season by 20 points when they lost to the Miami Heat on Sunday, 109-89.

After losing 105-85 to the Denver Nuggets and 112-92 to the Golden State Warriors, the Rockets were poised to beat the Heat when they went up by 21 points in the second half, even without Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones. But Houston suffered an epic collapse to lose by 20:

James Harden’s horrific start to the season only got worse, as he went 2-of-15 overall and 0-of-10 from three. Harden is shooting 22.2 percent overall on the season and is 3-of-32 from long range. Yes, those are real statistics.

Also disappointing has been the play of Lawson. He was invisible against the Heat, and he’s only shooting 28.6 percent for the season.

The Rockets will surely turn things around. Harden will be much better, Lawson will get more comfortable fitting in with his new teammates and Dwight Howard will (hopefully) get healthy. But things are ugly in Houston right now, and it’s fair to question if they have what it takes to win it all. You could even say they have a problem.

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