The Houston Rockets are having a tough time, at least for a team with one of the four best records in the NBA. With starting guard and defensive heartbeat Patrick Beverley out for the season and center Dwight Howard just getting back into form following two months on the bench, a team with reasonable expectations of a championship has had to recalibrate itself with just two weeks left until the start of the postseason. The Rockets are in an unenviable position despite their excellent record.
On the other hand, Houston is also finding out that their MVP candidate is absolutely worthy of that status. All-Star scorer James Harden has only reinforced his status as one of the two or three most essential offensive players in the league by keeping up his scoring form and doing even more to animate the Rockets attack. Harden proved his worth yet again in Wednesday's 115-111 home win over the Sacramento Kings,Read More »from James Harden scores 51 to lead Rockets over Kings, Cousins