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Watch: Chris Paul produces silky dribble and fancy assist to Clint Capela

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The Houston Rockets are currently playing the best basketball in the NBA and own the league's best record at 53-14 as a result.

Their goal throughout the season has been to dethrone the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference and win the championship this year.

That is looking like a realistic possibility for them as they are posing a real threat to the defending champions.

Even seeing their 17-game winning streak come to an end after a defeat against the Toronto Raptors hasn't derailed them as they've bounced back with two straight wins.

On Monday night, they secured a comfortable 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs and were once again purring on the offensive end.

James Harden returned from a one-game absence with knee soreness to drop 28 points - with 16 coming in the third quarter.

Chris Paul added 18 points and nine assists on 8-of-11 shooting from the field.

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The point guard, in particular, was enjoying himself on the court and was pulling out the party tricks with his slick ball-handling.

He dazzled the Toyota Center crowd as it led to buckets for both himself and his teammates.

Of his nine dimes on the night, one definitely stood out as a highlight moment.

After leaving Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray trailing in his wake, CP3 faked a pass into a dribble and then dropped a beautiful dish into the path of Clint Capela who had an easy dunk at the basket.

It was another display of his wizardry with the basketball in his hands.

That was just one of several great plays he made in the game as he was simply toying with San Antonio.

Many of them came when Harden was on the bench and he could be seen enjoying the show Paul was putting on as he was constantly off his seat in excitement.

The nine-time All-Star's addition to this Rockets team has elevated them to a different level and his impact cannot be understated.

The veteran has created arguably the most dominant big three in the league today alongside Harden and Capela.

The stats certainly back that up as the Rockets are 34-2 when the trio are in the lineup together.

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Houston's win over the Spurs moved them two games ahead of the Warriors at the top of the west and they now have a great chance to claim home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

With their star players performing at such a high-level, this could be their year.

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