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April 5, 2015 Updates

James Harden scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets overcame Russell Westbrook's triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-112 on Sunday. Harden and Westbrook, the league's top two scorers, both entered the game averaging 27.5 points. Harden made 12-of-22 shots and 6-of-9 3-pointers before fouling out with 33 seconds left. The Rockets hung on to win for the seventh time in eight games. Westbrook finished with 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. It was his 11th triple-double of the season and the 18th of his career. Enes Kanter added 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Thunder, who lost their third straight. Their lead over New Orleans for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference was cut to a half-game. USA Today Sports

Kevin Durant to Bill Simmons: Stop bringing up the James Harden trade. Bill Simmons: OKC newspaper piece about the Harden trade leaves out the key point - they didn't have to trade him when they did. http://newsok.com/article/5407507 Twitter @BillSimmons

April 4, 2015 Updates
April 3, 2015 Updates

Actor Jim Parsons is taking to Instagram to show Houston Rockets' James Harden some love and encouraging his fans to do the same. Parsons, a Houston native, posted a photo of himself wearing a long, black beard - similar to Harden's own facial hair. The Big Bang Theory actor posted the photo Friday morning, calling for his fans to support the Rockets' shooting guard for the 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player award. khou.com

April 2, 2015 Updates

Instead, during a Monday visit to "The Dan Patrick Show," the New Orleans Pelicans big man cast his hypothetical MVP ballot for Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden. "You know, it's tough," Davis said. "There's a lot of guys playing out of their minds. James Harden, Russ[ell Westbrook], Steph[en Curry], you know, LeBron [James]. But ... [long pause] I mean, James Harden. It'd probably have to be James. He's out of his mind. He's definitely playing out of his mind. We talk about this with my team every day. Like, every day." Yahoo! Sports

Former Warriors coach and current ESPN color commentator Mark Jackson believes Rockets guard James Harden, not Warriors guard Stephen Curry, should be the 2015 NBA MVP. "If you twisted my arm today, I would probably vote for James Harden," Jackson told The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday. "He's single-handedly put that Houston Rockets team in the position they are in today. It would be tough." Sports Illustrated

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