Stephen Curry Showing Up All MVP Competition and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

February 10th, 2016 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

Save for the occasional update from Bleacher Report's Dan Favale, you probably haven't heard much about the NBA's MVP race so far this season.

That's no mistake or mere oversight; Stephen Curry has put the Maurice Podoloff Trophy out of everyone else's reach.

The league's reigning King of the Mountain took another step toward his second straight individual triumph during the Golden State Warriors' 123-110 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. With James Harden, last season's MVP runner-up, in the building, Curry scorched his way to 35 points, nine assists, five rebounds and seven threes in 38 minutes.

The Dubs' baby-faced assassin came to the crib with flames on his fingers. He hit his first seven shots of the game, including five threes, to give him 19 points in the first quarter, before Harden had so much as scratched from the field.

Not that the bearded one was at all outdone. Harden piled up 37 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals while guiding the Rockets back from a 16-point hole in the second quarter and into a lead by the early third. When it comes to 30-point outings, Harden has been ...

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