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"James Harden last night Scored thirty six didn't hit his average average. And that should tell you how insane it is. What he is doing? So far is that he's averaging thirty nine points a game And I do think we need to say for a moment. Look this has. They've started off eleven and three. They've won eight games in a row and if the questions were the two highest usage did you guys in the NBA. How are they going to co exist and flourish in tandem harden has been enhanced which I I thought would be? I am higher on what Russell Westbrook the most of my peers. I still didn't hardens numbers would go up. You know what I mean like. That is one thing that I would have really bet against. The numbers would go up for James Harden. You figured that his would take a dip in this. But once again Russell Westbrook plays next to somebody that is flourishing greatly. He did it for Paul. George last year He did it for Durant for many years including And I Kevin. I didn't see this one coming. I didn't know how it was all going to work. I thought it would either be devastating or a disaster disaster. It appears that is devastating Certainly offensively it's devastating and we'll get how it holds up defensively as the season goes on but hardens numbers. Going up is not something I saw common. Did you I mean I. It's it's fascinating any because his assistant stayed the same Seven point five last year to seven point six this season but like you said the scoring has gone up and that's that's quite shocking and I thought what westbrook would dig into that a lot more than he actually has I it's it's interesting how it's happened to. It's it's not like the rockets are running. I would have expected and maybe at some point they will Dan Tony to run more. You know like double high screens with Westbrook handling playing and hardened popping for threes off ball stuff but no. It's it's pretty much just as much just as much isolation and pick and roll for them as it was last year. Just it's now instead of Chris Paul standing in the corner and watching. It's a Russell westbrook standing and watching the craziest thing is you've got hardened Westbrook Cappella capellas having a great season season so far and then with Gordon out I mean it's like Daniel House and then. Pj Tokar Austin rivers once you get past asked that and you know you get guys healthy i. You don't play a ton of guys when it comes to Playoff time but it. It gets light after to that. I mean this is the heart and Westbrook show and every night I mean God God thirty nine points. A game is crazy and Westbrook said don't know this quotes everywhere. Today don't normalize what hardens doing. I don't think anybody's normalizing it like thirty nine points a game. It's insane the only guy the average more than that if this were to hold up even close to this is like two wilt Chamberlain seasons. We've never seen this before. Yeah it's it's an. Ah I mean you and I discussed this many times in heart and has a game that a lot of people don't like they just don't like the way harden plays and I I find that to be a shame because what we're seeing some all time. Great stuff on the offense before he is a player who every single season defenses have tried to find new ways to defend him to stop him and he constantly adds to his game improving floater adding variations to his step back threes and his sidestep threes threes continuing to master the art of scorn around the Rim by adding more touch finishes improving from scoring a different angles improving at drawing fouls for that matter. He is somebody who every single season has never been complacent with his greatness as a player. Who is a all star for seven consecutive seasons? He got better. He got better again. People who don't like the people that don't like it. Are that fancy basketball as a team sport and when a guy has twenty five field goal attempts and fourteen and a half free throw attempts game. You do a lot of watching one player. Yeah he did. Some people enjoy watching one player. Play basketball th- There was a a great clip of a P J Tucker standing standing in the corner. This was this was at the end of the Rockets Tim Rural Scam Rockets are fourteen points with about a minute. Forty left in the game and hard and this is the play where he danced. I guess I think Who is an ECHO ECHO ON MINNESOTA? If I remember correctly hardened dance dribble the ball for like ten fifteen seconds straight and PJ talker if you watched that replay in the bottom right of the screen. He's holding a conversation with a fan. The entire possession the higher possession okay and hardens dancing and shooting three so two year point Chris. Some people don't find enjoyment in watching that I found it quite quite hilarious and quite got some guys. Don't enjoy it. A guy that is on his own team is so bored he needs to find somebody somebody to talk to the game. He was boards. He I think he was talking trash like after after hard hit the shot he kind of put what his hands up like. A like. An I told you so type of thing. Oh that's pretty awesome. Yeah All right so the last thing I saw Denver in person over the weekend again and it just I wanNA give them a shout out because what I saw from them especially in the second quarter was absolutely devastating The best performance. I have seen This year as an opposing team that came to Memphis The most impressed I have been with the team This year and Denver you. You know what stands out so much about them. Kevin is we talk so much about lack of depth for so many of these teams once you get past three and four guys bro. They bring so many good players. I mean they are just loaded. They have so much depth and in the pilots. It comes down to who the best guy is and Yokich. Kitsch does not look the same by the way he looks more a Ofi. This year on his he gained weight. Yeah yeah he and he looks at He he gained about eight pounds something like that but they have a ton of they have a ton of guys that come off their bench. Usually when people bring in their benches. There are some guys on there that you're like who's that guy who's that guy right That is not true with them. They're loaded Denver fits your rule. It's just just add guys who don't suck right. Yeah right maximum amount of guys. That don't suck. Yeah right and they have it now. I don't know wh- Jamal Murray sorry could have had sixty points in the game I went to. He was just absolutely out of control. Awesome but I mean it's really gonNA come down to Murray. How big of a stark and Murray be when it comes playoff time? Because he's kind of their guy because you just gotTa Hope Yokich get in better shape by that time. He Still Hill is such a talent that he's going to be able to put up numbers but damn he's ofi that would that would that would make me mad. If I'm nuggets fan like how you GonNa come back in worse shape. How now are you thinking worst? Say like these guys are all everybody around the league's getting in better shape. You come in worse shape deep not fair he looked. I love Yokich one of my favorite players to watch we in our lifetimes. Chris have not seen seen many passers at the level that he's at even when he is he is but one one of my buddies takes me during the game he's at how does Yokich run. Sean I said he doesn't like a light jog into a walk. Most of the time Viki get to where he could run by playoff time. Maybe it'd be right. What are you going to be working on next Working on a couple of different things over over the next week looking. I'll have something on the website tomorrow. Now do you think that The whole spurs thing is is this kind of deep. Seated with the robbery was sorrento a little bit. Maybe now no I just feel like you got not feel so. You've got very passionate about a team that I would not expect you to get passionate about four about the way like congrats Shea for being on diesel. Miro on on Monday night. I have not watched that episode. Yeah 'cause I was at the game but I look forward to seeing on Jesus Mero. Oh okay I I've got. I've got it taped to that. Was Monday night Monday night. Yeah okay I gotta go back and Watch Kevin. It is always a pleasure. I will talk to you on Friday Chris. Thanks everybody for listening to another episode. The mismatch of dig what you're hearing rating and review on our team Spice Stars Five Stars really helps we talk to you on Friday uh.."