Houston Rockets star James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Paul George are two of the frontrunners to win the regular season MVP this season, and during the All-Star Game, it seems that the latter is trying to make a statement.
This play happened in the third quarter, when George made a very good impression of Harden’s signature step-back 3-pointer against him.
😂 PG can out-Harden anyone… including @JHarden13 😂 pic.twitter.com/7U3wu040lK
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 18, 2019
That is like saying “Whatever you can do, I can do better.”
Harden, the reigning MVP, is trying to win the award for the second consecutive season. He currently holds the NBA record for most consecutive games (30) with at least 30 points.
However, George is having a phenomenal season, leading the Thunder to the third best record in the Western Conference after the team started the season with four straight losses. He has scored at least 30 points in 10 of his last 11 games for OKC, and the team has only lost once during that stretch.
Team LeBron earned a 178-164 come from behind win over Team Giannis. George finished with 20 points, four rebounds, and two assists, while Harden only had 12 points, three dimes, and two boards.
With the final stretch of the season resuming this week, expect both George and Harden to take their game to an even higher level in order to strengthen their chances of becoming the Most Valuable Player this year.