James Harden awoke to re-discover his MVP-levels in the timeliest manner possible - just as Houston's playoff chances were beginning to slip away. In the eyes of most pundits Harden's "dry spell" was due for an upturn, but to what end? - team success or personal accolades? Harden put those questions to rest last night in a narrow 135-134 thriller against the Golden State Warriors.

A win against the Golden State Warriors rode heavily on the shoulders of Harden connecting with Clint Capela under the basket the paint, with the kick-out option in full-effect. Entering the contest, Houston was on a 5-game team, by force of sheer will - a string of 40-point performances catapulting "The Beard" into the MVP conversation for the first time this season. NBA insiders aren't alone in basking in his historic performance levels; Houston-native Travis Scott was keeping watch between sets like "a baby monitor on the set of a motion picture."

Just as video of his buzzer-beater was making the rounds, Travis Scott added the following message to the slowly-build of "MVP chants" in the Houston-area. Check out Travis Scott's photo-homage to H-Town's current sporting ambassador, in some ways predictive of good tidings back home, even though his PO box reads Calabasas last I checked.