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James Harden:"​Of course, I should be in the MVP conversation"

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Despite not having the season they expected this year, the Houston Rockets James Harden believes he should be in the MVP conversation.

At the age of 29, Harden has yet again surpassed himself and is playing an extraordinary season by any standards which he confirmed in the last night's win against the Boston Celtics.

Harden finished the game with 45 points and six assists and had once again led the Rockets to a victory. For the past ten games, Harden has been playing like a real MVP averaging well over 30 points per game while at the same time putting his teammates in the position to score after he is frequently double-teamed by other teams.

"Of course, I should be in that conversation. I received a lot of hate, but it won't stop me from going out there and killing it every single night and being the dog that I am. You can name a few other people that can be in that conversation, but realistically, it's coming back."

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Harden felt comfortable taking shots last night, especially after starting the quarter with 17 points.

"You take those shots, you're confident in those shots and those shots will go in. Sometimes they might not go in, but mostly, they'll go in. I just have to keep going, keep working."

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni believes there are a few players in the league who can control the game the way James Harden can.

"He has a mastery of the game and control and ease of which he plays. "It's fun to watch."

Harden will need to continue playing at an MVP level if the Houston Rockets want to be in a position of actually competing for a championship this season. They are currently sitting at the 7th spot in the western conference, and at this point of the season, there is still a lot of work for the Rockets to be considered as a championship caliber team.

On the bright side, James Harden is having another spectacular season and could lead the team to the playoffs. However, other players will need to step up big time if they want to keep their championship dreams alive.

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