James Harden posted his 2nd career triple-double as the Rockets handed the 76ers their 26th consecutive loss which is now tied for the all-time NBA record.
Harden finished with 26 points, 10 boards, 10 assists, and a steal before the fourth quarter of Thursday's victory. Harden is hotter than the Houston sun as he is averaging 27.4 points while shooting over 54% from the field and three-point land with 4.4 rebounds, 7.6 assists, and 1.4 steals over his last five games. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said this week that he intends to get Pierre Garçon’s numbers “back up” in 2015.
The Redskins are a mess, so this is clearly lip service. Garçon is a fine wide receiver, but to think that his numbers will rise with questions surrounding Washington's quarterback situation are a bit far fetched. The veteran wideout saw 45 less receptions and 594 fewer yards last year than he did in 2013, so to think that his numbers will increase next year is a bit preposterous. View him as a WR3 for now, but Garçon has the ability to be much more if the Redskins can develop some chemistry on offense. Analysis: David Kerr
Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings on Saturday.
Arrieta had average numbers prior to Saturday's spring training start, but his start against the Rockies showed that he is ready to go. On paper, he isn't the Cubs' ace this season, but he certainly emerged as one of the better starters in the National League. Take Arrieta as a solid number two starter in your fantasy drafts over the next week. Analysis: David Kerr