A rough week for the former No. 1 opens the path to the early season throne.
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James Harden narrowly missed his first triple-double of the season, finishing with 42 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Houston Rockets pulled away in the second half and beat the Chicago Bulls 117-94 on Saturday night.
Bulls swingman Otto Porter Jr. will miss Saturday's game against the Rockets with a foot sprain, and there's no timetable for his return.
Tomas Satoransky scored 27 points and the Chicago Bulls raced to a big lead in the opening minutes on the way to a 113-93 rout of the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
LeBron James had 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his third consecutive triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 118-112 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Although Anthony Davis is widely expected to re-sign with the Lakers as a free agent this summer, he continues to entertain the possibility of one day playing in Chicago, which he considers the "Mecca of basketball."
Philly remains the NBA's lone unbeaten, the L.A. teams are heating up and Houston ... well, Houston had a weird week. Let's discuss.
T.J. Warren scored a season-high 26 points and the short-handed Indiana Pacers beat the Chicago Bulls 108-95 on Sunday.