James Harden Says He ‘Needs’ Another MVP Award This Year

This team dwelt in the bottom three teams for the first quarter of the season and now they've gone 11-1 in the past twelve games to rise to 4th in the West.

It was a night of redemption for DeRozan, who was surprisingly traded by Toronto last summer. In addition, the Rockets have the league's best record since Harden's scoring streak began on December 11. The 29-year old superstar is averaging 22.9 points and career-highs of 6.3 assists and 5.9 rebounds this season.

Most recently, the Rockets have won 11 of their last 12 games. The Kings now sport a 19-19 card after the loss, just two games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the 8th spot.

James, en route to his fifth straight game with 40 or more points, hit an incredible game-winning three-pointer in overtime, with Draymond Green contesting it and shocked the entire Oracle Arena. It was, quite possibly, the worst missed call in National Basketball Association history. "But when I see a guy like that giving so much, I got to give as much as I can, also". The Warriors appeared to be headed for an easy night as they held a 20-point lead in the first half.

Stephen Curry put the Warriors ahead with 23.1 seconds remaining in OT on the way to 35 points - a basket that shouldn't have counted because Durant was clearly out of bounds when he flung the ball back in.

  • Stacy Allen