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James Harden scores career-high 51 to strengthen MVP case (video)


Stephen Curry is favorite to win MVP?

James Harden has something to say about that.

A day after replays of Curry crossing over Chris Paul flooded television and internet, Harden responded with 51 points in the Rockets win over the Kings.

This was prettier than Harden’s last 50-point game, when nearly half the points came from the free-throw line. Tonight, Harden was 8-of-16 on 2s, 8-of-9 on 3s and 11-of-13 on free throws:

Harden shot chart

What do you have to say now, Anthony Davis?

Bugs Bunny teases the Jordan XXX in interview with Ahmad Rashad (VIDEO)

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There’s plenty of curiosity in the sneaker community about what exactly Jordan might have in store for the 30th anniversary edition of the brand’s flagship signature shoe.

While we don’t really get any actual clues about what might be happening, this year’s model was teased by Bugs Bunny in an “interview” with Ahmad Rashad, which was received in advance of tomorrow morning’s general release as an exclusive to NBCSports.com.

The cartoon character also talks about his involvement in some of Michael Jordan’s most memorable career moments, and that includes an explanation of what might have contributed to the infamous Flu Game performance in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals.

The Space Jam theme runs deep in this year’s Jordan retro releases, two of which will be dropping this weekend.

The Air Jordan 1 Mid “Hare” features a white and silver upper, along with a multi-colored tongue inspired by Bugs’ signature carrot. 



The girls’ “Lola” version honors Bugs’ better half by featuring a shimmer and wheat upper with soft pink accents.



We’ll have to wait a little while longer for a true first look at the Jordan XXX. But in the meantime, both of these retro edition shoes will release Saturday, April 4, at select retail stores and at Jordan.com.


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Stephen Curry clear betting favorite to win MVP

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Go ahead and make your case for James Harden, it’s a good one. Russell Westbrook admits he wants to win the MVP this year and has played well enough the last couple months to be in consideration. If your criteria is the best player, it’s still LeBron James. Chris Paul has some staunch backers.

Oddsmakers care about none of it — they care about who is likely to win and who the bettors are putting their money on.

They have Stephen Curry far ahead as the MVP favorite. Here are the latest odds courtesy online gaming site Bovada:

Stephen Curry 1/4
James Harden 3/1
Russell Westbrook 5/1
LeBron James 25/1

It seems trendy to pick against Curry, dismissing the “best player on the best team” argument out of hand. But Curry is averaging 23.7 points a game shooting 43.4 percent from three, he’s dishing out 7.8 assists a game, plus he is the focal point of one of the NBA’s top two offenses. He has a PER of 28 (third in the league), and he’s second in win shares. If you want value to his team, the Warriors are 16.9 points worse per 100 possessions when he is off the court.

Curry is going to win this award. More than that, he’s earned it.