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T-Mac: James Harden really might average 40 points this year

Rachel Nichols, Zach Lowe and Tracy McGrady discuss T-Mac's prediction that James Harden will average 40 points this season.

Harden is averaging 39.2 currently, but 40 is definitely in reach for The Beard. Zach Lowe is a little worried that he's going to lose his bet with McGrady, and for good reason.

Composite photo by Jack Brame

The Rockets lost to the Spurs in double overtime on Tuesday night, and the biggest story of the game revolved around a missed call on a James Harden dunk. The Rockets are likely to file a protest over the game, but the team had many chances to beat the Spurs, despite the missed call.

ESPN 97.5's Charlie Pallilo discusses what really caused the Rockets to lose to the Spurs on Tuesday night, and what the Rockets have to do go moving forward to be considered a true contender.