Harden: Winning more important than awards

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Instead, Harden is more focused on leading the Rockets to victory in their last four regular season games and ensuring that they are prepared for the playoffs. 

"I don't want to hear it, don't want to hear it," Harden told ESPN. "The most important thing right now is winning. I've said it plenty of times; it's winning and getting a rhythm going into the postseason.

"We haven't had a great rhythm all year just because guys have been in and out of the lineup. For me, personally, I think for our team as well, is getting a rhythm and making sure everybody is on the same page. These five games will be important for us to catch our rhythm."

Even though Harden has been averaging 27.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game this season, he revealed that he doesn't like to hear his coaches, family and friends associating him with any awards. 

"My teammates and coaches, my family and friends, do a good job of just letting me focus on what I need to do out there and [that's] be the best to my ability every single night," Harden said. "That's what's it's about."

Thanks to Harden's efforts throughout the season, the Rockets currently hold on to the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.