James Harden harm replace: Rockets star to overlook subsequent 2 video games with hamstring pressure | NBA


James Harden missed follow Thursday and won’t play within the Rockets’ subsequent two video games in opposition to the Clippers and the Path Blazers, the workforce introduced Thursday.

Harden had an MRI on Thursday, which revealed a pressure in his hamstring. He can be re-evaluated earlier than the workforce travels to Brooklyn on Nov. 2.

The 29-year-old star is coping with a hamstring harm after exiting Wednesday’s 100-89 loss to the Jazz within the fourth quarter. D’Antoni mentioned Harden started to really feel the harm early, however he then re-aggravated it on a drive to the basket earlier than being eliminated. 

With Harden and James Ennis each coping with hamstring accidents, Carmelo Anthony might make his first begin of the season in opposition to the Clippers, ESPN notes.

Harden, who missed seven video games with a hamstring harm final season, initially mentioned the harm is not price worrying about.

“It is nothing severe, nothing severe,” Harden informed reporters after the sport. “It is nothing near final yr. Simply being cautious.”

Harden completed Wednesday’s loss with 29 factors, seven assists and 7 turnovers.

Harden, a six-time All-Star, has scored 29 factors or extra in every of the Rockets’ final three video games. He averaged 28.three factors and 9.7 assists throughout his MVP yr in 2017-18.

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