Report: Harden unsure about All-Star game
UPDATE: According to Mark Berman, Rockets guard James Harden is unsure if he'll be able to play in the All-Star game. Harden missed last night's game against the Clippers.
James Harden says the swelling has gone down in his sore right ankle. Says he can walk with no issues. Not sure he'll play in All-Star game— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 14, 2013
James Harden left the Rockets' win over the Warriors on Tuesday after rolling his ankle in the fourth quarter and did not return, but Houston may have avoided disaster.
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Harden will miss Wednesday's game against the Clippers but will be able to suit up for the Western Conference in Sunday's All-Star game. Meanwhile, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported late Tuesday night that Harden still hopes to play in his hometown of Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
The Rockets currently sit eighth in the Western Conference at 29-25, while Harden enjoys a career-year of over 26 points, five assists, four rebounds and nearly two steals per game.