James Harden took the blame for the Houston Rockets' blowout loss in Game 6 as they were eliminated from the Western Conference Semifinals by the San Antonio Spurs.
Harden scored 10 points on 2-for-11 shooting to go with seven assists and six turnovers. The Spurs were playing without Kawhi Leonard as well as Tony Parker.
"You've got to take it for what it is," Harden said. "Everything falls on my shoulders. I take responsibility for it, both ends of the floor. You know, it's tough, especially the way we lost at home for Game 6. But it happened. Now we move forward."
Harden is likely to finish second in MVP voting but his season will be remembered by many now for his playoff performance.
"I really just didn't have a rhythm at the beginning of the game," said Harden, who averaged 28.5 points and 8.5 assists during the playoffs. "I feel like I was making some passes, and we just didn't knock down shots or whatever the case may be. As a team, as a unit, we didn't have a rhythm and they capitalized on that."