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Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from the Los Angeles losses

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 22: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts to being called for a foul in the second half against the LA Clippers at Toyota Center on December 22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 22: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts to being called for a foul in the second half against the LA Clippers at Toyota Center on December 22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 22: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts to being called for a foul in the second half against the LA Clippers at Toyota Center on December 22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 22: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts to being called for a foul in the second half against the LA Clippers at Toyota Center on December 22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The Rockets were handed their first two defeats in over a month at the hands of the two teams from Los Angeles.

The Houston Rockets were rolling to the tune of a 15-game winning streak before the LA teams came to town. Unfortunately for the Rockets, they lost both games, including a streak-snapping game against the Lakers.

Last night, they lost again, this time to the Clippers. The injuries are really affecting the Rockets as they head on the road.

James Harden led the way for the Rockets in both losses with 51 points in each. He has been good and efficient, it just hasn’t been enough for the team to bring home wins. We’ll talk more about him in a bit.

These two losses were disappointing, but there are also takeaways from the games that should at least be recognized. Let’s take a look at three of them that the Rockets should see:

Next: Takeaway No. 1

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