Pockets of fans in the electric Moda Center crowd serenaded Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard with MVP chants during his trips to the free throw line Tuesday night. "They're supposed to do that, right?" James Harden said after scoring 42 points in the Houston Rockets' 115-111 victory that snapped Portland's 13-game winning streak. "Who cares?" Harden, the MVP runner-up for the second time a year ago, consistently has dismissed questions about the award this season. Frankly, as the Rockets cruise to the NBA's best record with Harden leading the league in scoring, there really shouldn't be any more questions at this point. Except maybe, will Harden join the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry as the only players in NBA history to win MVP in a unanimous vote? "That's the best offensive player I've ever seen," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said of Harden. "They're running guys to him and he just steps a little further back and makes a 3. The way he can pass and see the floor, get layups, floaters, maybe a lob, maybe out to the corner -- he has so many weapons, and now he's shooting those step-back 3s. "It's impossible to guard him. It's impossible."
Rockets' James Harden leaves no doubt he's the NBA's MVP
ESPN | Mar 21