James Harden has had a record breaking season so far putting up offensive numbers that have rarely been seen before. Portland has one of the worst defensive backcourts in the league, and in addition is terrible at defending the rim, which is where Harden gets a great deal of his baskets. This is a super generous line that Harden should clear easily.
Back to back frenchmen as the daily tip with Nicolas Batum making an appearance today. In the last two games Batum has clocked 40+ minutes and that trend looks to continue with Marvin Williams on the shelf due to injury. He always plays better at home and expect his size to be too much for Courtenay Lee to handle, just as it was last night when Batum dropped 18/9/9 on the Knicks.