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2017 sports Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?  

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List Rules Vote up your pick for the most valuable player from the January 5th Houston Rockets/Oklahoma City Thunder game.

The Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder went head to head at the Toyota Center on January 5th, 2017. It's hard to pin down what the most interesting storyline is between these two teams. You've got the top two MVP candidates, triple double machines in Russell Westbrook and James Harden. You've got two of the top teams in the hyper-competitive West. You've even got all the history that Harden and Westbrook have because of their time as teammates on the Thunder.

But you also only had one winner: The Rockets. The Rockets led from midway in the second quarter, sometimes by almost 20 points, until there were less than three minutes in the fourth. It was no surprise that the Thunder clawed back to even lead the game with less than two minutes left thanks to a clutch three-pointer from Victor Oladipo. But the Rockets did what they did best and got two sets of free throws at the end from Harden and Nenê.

Vote up who you thought was the most valuable player from the January 5th matchup between the Houston Rockets and The Oklahoma City Thunder.

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
James Harden Houston Rockets

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder, UCLA Bruins men's basketball

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Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Eric Gordon Houston Rockets

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Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Ryan Anderson Houston Rockets

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Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Patrick Beverley Houston Rockets

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Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Trevor Ariza Houston Rockets

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Corey Brewer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Corey Brewer Houston Rockets

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Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Montrezl Harrell Houston Rockets

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Victor Oladipo Oklahoma City Thunder

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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Domantas Sabonis Oklahoma City Thunder

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Andre Roberson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Andre Roberson Oklahoma City Thunder

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Sam Dekker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Sam Dekker Houston Rockets

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Steven Adams Oklahoma City Thunder

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Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Was the Best Player from the January 5th Rockets/Thunder Game?
Enes Kanter Oklahoma City Thunder