Along with several of his teammates, Houston Rockets star James Harden is expected to miss the next two games due to a hamstring injury.
Harden, who scored 29 points in a 100-89 loss to the Utah Jazz, left Wednesday night’s game in the fourth quarter because of hamstring tightness.
Following the game, Harden stated that the injury was nothing too serious and is nowhere near as bad as last season. During the 2017-18 season, the reigning MVP sustained a Grade-2 hamstring strain and missed seven games in January.
“It’s nothing serious, nothing serious,” said Harden, who walked out of the Toyota Center without a noticeable limp. “It’s nothing close to last year. Just being cautious.”
While starting the season with a 1-3 record, injuries have been one of several causes for the Rockets’ rough start.
Starting small forward James Ennis will miss his second consecutive game on Friday due to his own strained hamstring. While Nene (right calf strain), Marquese Chriss (ankle), and Brandon Knight (knee) have yet to play a game this season due to their individual wounds.
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