Hornets; Rockets; Spartans
The Hornets extend their win streak to 4 games after this win against the Raptors, also the 3rd road win during that small streak. Kemba in the previous 3 games eclipsed 30 points but could only give the Raptors 29 points with 8 dimes, 7 boards, 3 steals, and 0 turnovers. I am a big fan of Kemba Walker and his style of play, a straight "take no prisoners" mentality. If LeBron had the mentality Kemba had, he would be a different kind of beast. Depsite his talents, Kemba and the Hornets are outside looking in at the top 8 spots in the East. At 14-25, they're only one game out of the 8th spot, which is currently held by the Heat.
Rockets destroyed the Knicks for their 25th win of the season, while the woeful Knicks are still stuck at 5 wins. James Harden finished with 25 points in only 31 minutes of work, also dropping 9 dimes. Even though this wasn't a good game to watch, I enjoyed watching James Harden. He played some pretty good basketball, showcasing his entire arsenal of moves. Harden has been playing at an MVP level so far this season but the Rockets are 5th in the West. Let's not forget this team includes Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Jason Terry, and Trevor Ariza. I understand the West is very thick, and just to be in the top 8 is a blessing but this team has the Talent to be a top 3 seed. It's still early of course but I think this is who they are, a great team that underachieves.