NBA player rankings: Underrated stars starting to break out

Harden's 36 keeps the Rockets hot (0:49)

James Harden pours in 36 points and adds nine assists in a win over the Lakers, extending Houston's win streak to seven. (0:49)

James Harden, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are battling it out for the top spot, but standout players in Indiana, Detroit, Utah and Orlando also climbed the leaderboard in this week's player rankings.

Every week, we'll rank the top 10 players from the previous week using game score as our starting point.

Created by former ESPN.com stats guru and current Grizzlies VP of basketball operations John Hollinger, game score measures a player's productivity for a single outing based on the weighting of various box score statistics (for a more complete explanation, check out Week 1).

Now, on to the rankings.

Note: These rankings are for games played from Monday, Nov. 27, through Sunday.