Will Houston Rockets’ Total Dependence on James Harden Be Postseason Undoing?

April 11th, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

James Harden's 2014-15 regular season has been an individual masterpiece, but his expansive offensive palette may not be enough to sustain the Houston Rockets' title hopes through May and into June. 

The Beard resides atop the MVP ladder with Stephen Curry for good reason—he's kept Houston thriving despite encountering choppy waters littered with injuries, barreling his way to the bucket and bruising opponents with brute strength. 

"I think I’ve done enough [to win] but that’s not my main focus,” Harden said of MVP honors, according to the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech. 

However, Houston's singular approach, revolving around Harden's do-it-all mastery, isn't conducive to gains in the form of a Larry O'Brien Trophy.

Without question, Harden has been brilliant all season long. He ranks tied with Russell Westbrook for the league lead in scoring (27.5 points per game) and has maintained a three-point percentage of 38.1 despite shooting nearly seven treys per game. 

To gauge Harden's importance to the Rockets, look no further ...

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