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We’ve got another heated race for NBA MVP; this time instead of Stephen Curry, James Harden is now up against his former teammate, Russell Westbrook.  Fans are split between the two guards and there’s the age-old debate about team status vs. player stats.  The Houston Rockets currently have the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference while the Oklahoma City Thunder are sitting at No. 6, but Harden is averaging 29. 4 points, 8 rebounds, and 11.3 assists while Westbrook is averaging a triple-double of 31.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.4 assists.  Will “The Beard” lose out again?  Kobe Bryant says we could end up with co-MVPs for the first time.

Westbrook and Harden went at it Sunday night with the Houston Rockets besting the Oklahoma City Thunder 137-125.

Westbrook finished with a triple-double of 39 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists.  Harden finished with a double-double of 22 points and 12 assists along with 5 rebounds.

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