The Houston Rockets handed Portland a demoralizing 126-109 road loss Thursday night, and Damian Lillard admitted that the Trail Blazers “kind of suck right now.”

Portland (7-6) is on a two-game skid.

James Harden torched the Blazers with 26 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds, his third triple-double of the season.

Per The Oregonian:

“We kind of suck right now,” the All-Star point guard said. “It’s that simple.”

 

The Blazers’ defense has been a mess much of the season, with issues ranging from shoddy pick-and-roll play to leaky transition coverage to inattention to scouting reports. The only consistency has been inconsistency. And it was more of the same Thursday.

 

“We’re just not very good right now,” Lillard said. “We’ve just got to keep fighting. It’s important for our team to stay together and I think that’s one of the biggest strengths of our team is we stay together. If we try to stay positive and we just keep working and keep fighting, I think at some point it’ll click. We’ll get it right and things will be fine. But I think everybody’s frustrated.”