Watch Russell Westbrook, James Harden duel again (VIDEO)

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Lost a little in the discussion of the Cleveland/Golden State arms race Thursday night — Russell Westbrook and James Harden put on a show.

Westbrook had 49 points, hit a career-best eight threes in a game, and still lost to Harden’s 26 points and 12 assists because Harden’s got a little more help around him (especially help that fits the system). These are the top two guys in the race for the MVP as we near the halfway point in the season, and this game summed that race up — Westbrook had the better stat line, but Harden got his team the win (by giving up the rock to Nene with the game on the line).

Sit back and watch these two go at it again. You’re going to be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend your time today. That report can wait for a few more minutes.