To us at Hoops, basketball is beyond EXCITING.
And this year’s MVP race with 4 easily identifiable front runners is Unmistakably INTENSE.
Russell Westbrook is putting up triple doubles almost every night. King James is leading and trying to take the Cavs to what would be his personal 5th consecutive trip to the NBA finals. James Harden is crucial to the Rockets success and last but not least Steph Curry is the best player on the best team in the league.
Sunday, March 1st, 2015
The NBA got all the ratings they could have dreamed about in a thrilling nationally televised feature on Sunday afternoon pitting MVP candidates James Harden of the Houston Rockets vs Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The game went down to the wire and eventually went into overtime. LBJ went 3-11 on free throws and missed 7 of his final 8.
Rockets won 105-103 over the Cleveland Cavaliers thrusting James Harden into the forefront of the MVP conversation.
LeBron James scored 37 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks, 3 steals and 4 turnovers.
James Harden’s scored 33 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks, 3 steals and 5 turnovers.
37 points on 35 shots vs 33 points on 18 shots.
Much more efficient game for Harden.
Has LeBron ever attempted double digit 3-point field goals? He had 12 on Sunday.One thing is clear, Lebron cares about winning his 5th MVP trophy. When going up against anyone in the MVP conversation, he is visibly motivated to declare his supremacy.LeBron made a big statement last week when he defeated Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. LBJ scored a season high 42 points and the Cavs contained both Steph and Klay in dominant fashion en route to a 110-99 loss holding the “splashless” Warriors to 11 points below their season average.