James Harden and Chris Paul are making the initial skeptics look like fools. Two ball-dominant guards, who sucked in defenders and forced teammates to revolve around them like suns in separate galaxies, had spun the potential of their alignment into question.
They were two of the best guards on Earth before this season. In the Rockets 11th consecutive win on Wednesday night they looked better together they ever had apart.
Again, they turned competition into comedy, combining for 52 points and 19 assists in a 108-96 laugher over the Hornets. The Rockets remain atop the NBA at 22-4, the second-best record in franchise history behind the championship 1994 team.
In the last five games, Harden and Paul have combined averaged 55.2 points.
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