Rivers says Harden 'dealing with foot soreness' after having his worst game as Sixer


James Harden had his worst game as a Philadelphia 76er on Monday night, which resulted in a 109-105 double overtime loss, snapping the Sixers' eight-game winning streak.

After the game, head coach Doc Rivers said the 33-year-old guard is dealing with foot soreness.

Harden, who was visibly bothered by the defense of Patrick Beverly throughout the game, finished with just 5 points on 2-14 shooting (0-6 3FG) with 12 assists and five turnovers.

The Sixers are in the middle of a brutal stretch where they are playing seven of eight games on the road, traveling consistently from March 15th through March 27th.

Philadelphia is currently 48-23, just 0.5 game back of the Boston Celtics for the two-seed in the East, a race that would award home-court advantage if these teams were to face each other in the second-round of the playoffs.

Harden has been excellent this season averaging 21.4 points and 10.8 assists while shooting 44.1-percent from the field and 38.4-percent from three. However, Harden has a history of under performing in big playoff moments, something that makes some basketball fans and media hesitant to consider the Sixers true title contenders.

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