Harden out anew, likely back vs Bulls
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 03, 2018 08:18 AM
FILE - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- APRIL 23: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Four during the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2017 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden is missing his third straight game with a strained left hamstring and Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni says he will probably return Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).
Harden has worked out without discomfort but the Rockets are playing on back-to-back nights, starting Friday (Saturday, PHL time) at Brooklyn.
Because he wouldn’t use Harden in both games after returning from injury, D’Antoni is opting to wait the extra day and bring Harden back Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) at Chicago. He says if the Rockets were just playing Friday (Saturday, PHL time) and then been off, Harden likely would have played against the Nets.
The league MVP was hurt near the end of a loss to Utah on Oct. 24 (Oct. 25, PHL time) and Houston had been routed in both games since.