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James Harden receives standing ovation in return to Houston

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James Harden returned to Houston as an opponent on Wednesday night and received a standing ovation from Rockets fans.

The 2018 NBA MVP spent nine years with the Rockets (2012-2021) and became a fan favorite in Houston, helping the franchise become a legit title contender. For their part, the Rockets created a tribute video for James Harden before the start of Houston-Brooklyn game.

The All-Star guard and the Nets currently are on top of the East, with a 17-7 record. On the other hand, the Rockets have been the best team in the NBA lately. They are on a six-game winning streak, fighting to climb in the playoff zone in the West (7-16).

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