NBA MVP Watch: Harden rising

Ali Guidoum

Sports Blogger

@AliGuidoum_

 

James Harden, point guard, Houston Rockets

(Candymicky, Flickr)

(Candymicky, Flickr)

James Harden’s performance is hard to believe as he amazes us every week. After a 51-point triple-double against the 76ers on Friday, he became the first person in NBA history to have multiple 50 point triple-double games. Harden is tied for second in the league for scoring and also has 14 triple-doubles. Harden is averaging an unbelievable 29.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 11.6 assists per game.

 

Russell Westbrook, point guard, Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook, a six-time All-Star, continues to have his way with the league, as he bumped up his triple-double total to 24 on the season thus far. Wednesday, Westbrook passed Larry Bird on the all time triple-doubles list with 60. Westbrook continues to do what he wants and is averaging 31 points, 10.6 rebounds and 10.2 assists per game. Westbrook is still on pace to become only the second player ever in NBA history to average a triple-double throughout an entire season.

 

Kevin Durant, small forward, Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors hold the best record in the league at 41-7.. Throughout that span, Durant has averaged 26.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. Durant leads all small forwards in points and field goal percentage. After annihilating the Clippers on Saturday with a 144-98 victory, Durant dropped 33 points on the Hornets on Wednesday in Charlotte. Durant and the Warriors are finally starting to click, and although it may be very entertaining to watch, their opponents might bed to differ.

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