This year's NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) race is incredibly close. We've got Russell Westbrook being a walking triple double, James Harden leading the Rockets to the third seed in the Western Conference while putting up astonishing numbers and Kawhi Leonard being arguably the best defensive player in the league while dropping 26 points a night, just to name a few candidates. As we head into the final stretch of the regular season the race continues to tighten as superstars across the league are elevating their play in preparation for the playoffs. When the time comes, a tough decision will have to be made.Until then, below is a ranking of who we feel are currently the 5 players leading the NBA's MVP Race. 1.Russell WestbrookPPG: 31.9Assists: 10.1Rebounds: 10.5Team Record: 37-29https://twitter.com/okcthunder/status/840931424245022720 2. James HardenPPG: 29.1Assists: 11.2Rebounds: 7.9Team Record: 46-21https://twitter.com/FirstTake/status/8412974666076979203. LeBron JamesPPG: 26.1Assists: 8.9Rebounds: 8.3Team Record: 43-22https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/8403015036047605794. Kawhi LeonardPPG: 26.3Assists: 3.4Rebounds: 5.9Team Record: 52-14https://twitter.com/nbastats/status/8391694969591070735. Isaiah ThomasPPG: 29.2Assists: 6.1Rebounds: 2.6Team Record: 42-25https://twitter.com/SeanGrandePBP/status/841055786017120256
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