James Harden and the Houston Rockets knocked off the Boston Celtics in convincing fashion, while Kevin Martin experienced another successful day at the office in Oklahoma City.
Harden's youth and explosiveness were just too much for a veteran Boston team to handle. He finished with 21 points, five boards, five assists and three steals, but his impact was bigger than the box score.
He's injected life into a team that didn't have much before his arrival. Because of Harden, Houston has a chance of winning on any given night, something the team couldn't have said with Kevin Martin as the top option.
In Oklahoma City, Martin has found the role built for his game.
He scored 18 effortless points off the bench against the Sacramento Kings to keep his average right around that 16-per-game mark.
With less responsibilities, Martin is shooting 46.4 percent from the floor and a career-high 46.8 percent from downtown. He doesn't have Harden's upside, but that's where the draft picks come into play.