February 25, 2018, 11:53 pmJames HardenSG, Houston Rockets
James Harden had a monster 41-point outing against the Nuggets on Sunday with eight rebounds, seven assists, a steal and six 3-pointers.
The Beard is quickly running away with the MVP award and is checking all the boxes for him to finally bring home the accolade after finishing in second twice. He’s been spectacular this season and the only thing that has slowed him down was a hamstring injury back in December. The volume is always there, but Harden has taken a step forward in efficiency, lowering his turnovers and increasing his field goal percentage from last year. Tonight he went 11-for-20 from the field and 13-for-16 at the line. Look for him to continue to churn out big games as the Rockets are in hot pursuit for the 1-seed in the Western Conference.