The Rockets beat the Thunder last night in a matchup of two teams headed in different directions. Houston is tied for the NBA lead in wins and are the most formidable challenger to Golden State in the West. Meanwhile, OKC currently sits at a mediocre 37-29 and clinging to the 7 seed in the West.
Today in The Herd, Colin said the biggest difference between the two teams isn’t the overall roster talent, it’s the continued growth of James Harden and his ability to elevate his teammates. Westbrook, on the other hand, is struggling to co-exist with another set of superstars.
Harden was shipped out of OKC in favor of building around Westbrook, but it’s clear that Harden has now surpassed Westbrook as the better player.
James Harden has clearly separated from Russell Westbrook pic.twitter.com/pSGsiaTKWR
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 7, 2018