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L 102-117
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W 110-100
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W 95-93
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James Harden's focus vaults him into NBA MVP conversation

HOUSTON (AP) A couple of months ago, James Harden was told by a reporter that he seemed different this season, a year in which he has gone from a great player to a front-runner for MVP, and was asked what prompted the change.

Houston's bearded superstar bristled, his eyes narrowed and he demanded: "Different how?"

Harden was reminded of that moment recently and posed the question again. This time, away from the glare of television cameras in a quiet hallway of the arena where he has carried the Rockets to a 48-23 record, Harden leaned against the wall and finally agreed that he is different this time around.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden27.1
Rebounds: Dwight Howard10.8
Assists: James Harden7.0
FG%: Donatas Motiejunas50.4%
Steals: James Harden1.89
Blocks: Terrence Jones1.64
Defense (Rank)
Points: 100.1 (16)
Rebounds: 43.8 (20)
Assists: 21.2 (11)
FG%: 44.2% (10)
FT%: 75.6% (19)
3P%: 31.7% (1)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.2 (8)
Rebounds: 43.5 (16)
Assists: 22.2 (9)
FG%: 44.0% (22)
FT%: 72.6% (26)
3P%: 34.5% (16)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
x-Memphis 50 22 .694 --
Houston 48 23 .676 1.5
San Antonio 45 26 .634 4.5
Dallas 45 27 .625 5.0
New Orleans 37 34 .521 12.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/4/2015 James Harden Reinstate/Suspension
3/2/2015 James Harden Team Suspension One game for kicking LeBron James
2/19/2015 Pablo Prigioni Traded For Alexy Shved
2/19/2015 K.J. McDaniels Traded For Isiah Canaan
12/26/2014 Josh Smith Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/25/2015 Patrick Beverley Torn wrist ligament
3/19/2015 Terrence Jones Partially collapsed lung
3/17/2015 Jason Terry Sore hamstring
3/1/2015 Kostas Papanikolaou Sore ankle
2/25/2015 Patrick Beverley Flu
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