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It’s not every day the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies make national headlines, but when the two postseason contenders collide with playoff positioning on the line, people take notice. The Grizz may have higher NBA odds to win the championship outright, sure, but then there’s James Harden. In his first year with the club, Harden has emerged as the superstar Oklahoma City Thunder fans always knew that he was. Unfortunately for the OKC faithful, it took a ticket out of town (and out from the shadows of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook) in order for him to achieve that level of success. Not only has Harden solidified himself as one of the game’s most fascinating scorers (and its fifth most prolific at 25.8 points per game), he’s also turned the Rockets back into a legitimate contender. According to Bovada, Houston has just 75-1 odds of winning the NBA championship, but ask any Western Conference team  just how much they’ll enjoy a first-round matchup with the upstart, energetic...
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