Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

And that's very much the case this season.

That won't happen if MVP contender James Harden has any say about it. Get back in transition obviously for Westbrook. His final stat line for the season: 31.6 PPG/ 10.7 RPG / 10.4 APG. The season was filled with excitement and disappointment, but it was mainly capped off between the MVP race with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets guard James Harden. Some argue that Westbrook's triple-doubles are over-inflated and that he could have helped the Oklahoma City Thunder win more games by taking a step back, involving teammates, and focusing more on efficiency.

The Rockets don't have a "Big Three" like the Warriors or Cavaliers, and their second-best player isn't almost as good as LaMarcus Aldridge is for the San Antonio Spurs. Harden one way or another should keep the Rockets offense humming along.

The Thunder guard happily answered questions about Oscar Robertson's MVP endorsement, and he answered a few questions about his record 42 triple-doubles in the regular season before his mood soured.

So, while Curry only averages 6.6 assists per game, which is far below Harden's NBA-leading average of 11.2 dimes per night and Westbrook's 10.4 mark, the Warriors are better scorers when their star point guard is on the court. Steven Adams, Enes Kanter, and Taj Gibson can all turn the game just on their offensive rebounding ability.

Most three-pointers made in a single month (279). And Dwyane Wade's first game with the Chicago Bulls was against Boston, so it seems fitting that his first playoff game with his hometown team comes against the Celtics as well. He enters this postseason No. 4 at 5,572 points — behind only No. 3 Kobe Bryant (5,640), No. 2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762) and No. 1 Michael Jordan (5,987).

Including playoffs, Harden and Westbrook have faced off 16 times, each player walking away a victor in eight of those. So why won't it win the MVP in 2017? The most recent may have been the best, as James finished with 41 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to George's 43 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in Cleveland's 135-100 double-overtime victory on April 2.

After a long regular season featuring 286 road games (all stats approximate) and a last couple of weeks that meant literally nothing, the Rockets finally begin the second season tonight. They went 55-27 and secured the Western Conference's No. 3 seed by season's end. He's been playing great offensive basketball, worthy of the attention he's gotten.

Once again, the award should go to either Harden or Westbrook.

Both sides also have the ideal irritant to each MVP candidate.

With only a 47-35 record, does Westbrook still deserve the MVP award? "How we play on the defensive side (will be key)", Westbrook said. LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard are the next two right behind them. That streak is eight seasons longer than any other National Basketball Association franchise ever posted, and also the longest in any North American major pro sport (the Montreal Canadiens and San Francisco 49ers had winning percentages of.600 or better in 16 consecutive seasons). They have shown that they can - they have a team that can adjust to play against nearly anybody. "He brings it every game".

What really disappointed me is why I like him so much; he is so humble that he wouldn't let us publicly thank him for the YEARS of great work here at Peachtree and on various radio shows he guested on representing Peachtree. And usually, there's not much of a debate there. One team will reign supreme; those who can't wait until June to find out which one can take a sneak peek at the Bing Predicts NBA Playoffs bracket.

Related News:

  • Search widens for Facebook murder suspect

    But Stephens remains at large as the hunt for him expands in OH and neighboring states, they said. But authorities also say there is no indication that Steve Stephens is in Philadelphia.
    Athletics - Ethiopia's champions in Boston to defend marathon titles

    Athletics - Ethiopia's champions in Boston to defend marathon titles

    She became an author and TV commentator for the Olympics, World and National championships before returning to marathons at 64. Fifty years ago, Switzer's boyfriend had to fend off a race official who sought to physically stop her from running.

    Search warrants in Prince's death to be unsealed Monday

    The search warrants reveal that the suitcase contained prescription bottles with pills other than the ones listed on the labels. Investigators believe " Peter Bravestrong " could have been an alias name for Prince that he would use when he would travel.
  • Arsenal board to discuss Arsene Wenger's future next month

    Arsenal board to discuss Arsene Wenger's future next month

    It is a fact that any team fighting relegation becomes very risky at this point in the season, but surely Wenger can get the Gunners up for a fight.
    Champions League: Griezmann stars as Atletico Madrid outplay Leicester City

    Champions League: Griezmann stars as Atletico Madrid outplay Leicester City

    The performance gives them hope for the return leg of their quarter-final tie at the King Power Stadium next week. Atletico Madrid struck in the first half at home to English Premier League champions Leicester City.
    Manhunt for man who broadcasted shooting on Facebook live in Cleveland

    Manhunt for man who broadcasted shooting on Facebook live in Cleveland

    Police did not confirm the sightings, but nine schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution. Despite expanding the search, Williams said that there was no evidence that Stephens was now out of Ohio.
  • 'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Has Console-Exclusive Content, No Season Pass

    She vowed to take revenge against the Rebel Alliance after she witnessed the destruction of the second Death Star from Endor. Meanwhile, Mark has said that his character could turn to the dark side in new movie " The Last Jedi ".

    Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony split up

    There are no plans for either parent to move and they have no desire to uproot their 10-year-old son from his life in NY . TMZ speculated that stress over Carmelo Anthony's standing with the Knicks has caused strain on the couple's marriage.
    Lorde Performs Tracks From Her Upcoming Album During Surprise Concert

    Lorde Performs Tracks From Her Upcoming Album During Surprise Concert

    She said her new track, Homemade Dynamite , was all about the good times. "Let's get raucous before Coachella on Sunday night". And then half an hour later you can be in the bathroom like oh my god I look like a crime scene".
  • North Korea Launches Missile, Military Officials Believe It Has Failed

    North Korea has warned the United States that it is "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks", as it displayed its war arsenal. Vice President Mike Pence was due in the South for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms programme.

    Sheriff announces Drug Take-Back event

    The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. NW, as the agencies can't take in liquids or needles. The program is sponsored by the U.S.
    Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case

    Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case

    The Android home-screen search bar was at the center of a two-year dispute between Google and Russian Federation regulators. As part of the latter, Google is also developing a tool that will allow users to select the default search engine.


Most liked

Zola resigns as Birmingham slip close to drop zone
Birmingham beat local rivals Wolves 2-1 at Molineux in February but have picked up just four point sin nine games since. Zola had been in his third management spell in England after previous coaching stints with Watford and West Ham .

Xbox Fanfest Heads to E3 2017 with Project Scorpio
The distribution of these tickets will start at 6am on April 19 and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans can look on the Xbox Twitter account and under the hashtag #XboxFanFest to get more information.

Samsung Fails to Deliver Bixby Voice Assistant with Galaxy S8 at Launch
The Samsung refuse to spoke the reason why the voice assistant feature was being delayed. Owners will have to wait till spring 2017 to take Bixby Voice for a spin.

Kasper Schmeichel says Leicester up for fight in Champions League
There's a lot of pressure all the time, this year it was fighting against relegation and we came out of that. We should be pleased with a point, probably".

Braves top Padres 4-2 as Dickey pitches in 3rd Atlanta park
Fans also got to the see the statue of Aaron, which shows the moment of impact during his home run that broke Babe Ruth's record. Ramirez had a career-high six RBIs with home runs in the first off Verlander (1-1) and in the eighth against Anibal Sanchez.

Tesla's Model S 100D Nails EPA Ratings As Claimed!
Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S was available with a 60 kWh battery pack, the cheapest version of the vehicle for the owners. Tesla's automotive gross profit margin is particularly important as the company brings its Model 3 to market later this year.

North Korea will test missiles weekly, senior official says
It allowed the vice president to gaze at North Korean soldiers afar and stare directly across a border marked by razor wire. He said his country "is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S".

Milwaukee Bucks cruise to a 97-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors
We've got to get other guys to get even more open looks". " I don't know if we played hard enough to deserve to win", Casey said. He also helped shut down Raptors star Kyle Lowry . "That's the way you have to play this time of year if you want to win".

Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'
A former acting Central Intelligence Agency chief urged Trump to avoid escalating the rhetoric and ignore the North Korean leader. Abe said that "we need to apply pressure on North Korea so they seriously respond to a dialogue" with the global community.

Netflix on the verge of hitting 100 million subscribers
Following the transaction, the insider now owns 21,756 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,099,142.20. These estimates imply just a little over 6x increase from the year-ago quarter when EPS came in at just 6 cents per share.

Teenage girl dies following shark attack in Western Australia today
In 2014, surfer Sean Pollard lost his right hand and his left arm above the elbow in a shark attack at the same break. A 17-year-old girl has died following a shark attack near Esperance on the south-western coast of Western Australia.

'Fast and the Furious' on road to record global debut
More chapters are indeed due in the saga, which began in 2001, with the next episodes due for release in 2019 and 2021. Despite the rising costs, the film remains on pace to top $1 billion worldwide, making more sequels a certainty.

A year on, few answers from probe into Prince's death
Those medications had been brought from California by Andrew Kornfeld, whose father Howard operates an addiction recovery clinic. The first warrant searched Prince's silver Apple laptop to obtain any information related to his passwords, emails and logins.

Nationals' Daniel Murphy delivers walk-off victor Friday
The bullpen and defense must improve because Harper will not be able to bail them out with two homers and five RBI's every game. Turner's leadoff spot has been taken by free agent acquisition Adam Eaton and backup shortstop Wilmer Difo , to mixed results.

Statewide average gas prices fall 6 cents
Prices could rise in the coming weeks, said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, in a press release. Average retail gasoline prices in NY have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50 per gallon Sunday.