James Harden
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Following the loss of the Houston Rockets to the Los Angeles Lakers on the road (111-106) on Thursday (21/02), James Harden was upset with referee Scott Foster.

Harden, who extended his 30-point streak to 32 games (30 points, five rebounds, six assists) was critical of the experienced referee.

Here is what he said, per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

“Scott Foster man, I never really talk about officiating but just rude and arrogant. I mean, you aren’t able to talk to him throughout the game. It’s not even that call. It’s who he is on that floor. It’s pretty frustrating. You can’t have a conversation. You get a tech.

Last year in the post-season, in the Western Conference Finals, I think he officiated a couple of our games. It’s lingering. It has to be looked at. For sure, it’s personal. For sure. I don’t think he should be able to officiate our games anymore, honestly.”

The Rockets have lost all seven matches when Foster is among the referees.