The Houston Rockets have been red-hot since James Harden came back from a Grade 2 hamstring sprain at the start of the calendar year, winning a whopping 27 of 29 games since his return, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.
Point guard Chris Paul missed a large chunk of the start of the season with an injury of his own, but when the dime maestro takes the court alongside Harden and center Clint Capela, the Rockets have won 39 of their 41 games together — being as close to unbeatable as they can get.
Houston has darted its way to the top of the Western Conference, surpassing the defending champion Golden State Warriors, and they’ve yet to show any signs of slowing down, with their only recent losses coming to the East-leading Toronto Raptors and the New Orleans Pelicans.
Harden has propelled this team to its best season since being acquired by the franchise, only losing two games in the last two-plus months of competition.
The trio of Paul, Harden, and Capela have proved to be the holy trinity of this resurgent team, which has put Mike D’Antoni at the wheel of home court advantage for what looks to be a deep postseason run.