James Harden stuffed the stat sheet going off for 41 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, six steals, and a block in the overtime home win over the Trail Blazers.
The Beard has been in Beast Mode lately as he is now averaging 28.2 points on 51.6% shooting from the field and 40.5% from three point land to go with 5.2 rebounds, 7.8 assists, and 2.6 steals in 38.8 minutes per game over his last five contests. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Cam Newton has been named the NFL's MVP.
When defining an MVP, the phrase "makes everyone better" is associated with one. Cam Newton does just that for the Carolina Panthers. Newton passed for 3,837 yards and 35 touchdowns despite losing his top wide receiver from the previous season, Kelvin Benjamin. As a rusher, Newton gained 636 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. He was the quarterback for the top offensive team in the NFL which is 17 - 1 going into the Super Bowl on Sunday. Which is a place Carolina would not be without their quarterback and the NFL's MVP. Analysis: Greg Jewett