Found February 13, 2013 on
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden will rest his sore ankle Wednesday, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears. However, Harden will play in Sunday's All-Star Game.
Harden led the Rockets to a 116-107 win Tuesday over the Golden State Warriors. The Beard scored 27 points (hitting 7-of-22 and all 11 of his free throws) to go with two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in 39 minutes.
Harden took a nasty fall on his right ankle in the game but kept playing. The post-game report says he had his feet in a bucket of ice and knees wrapped in bandages.
"I can barely walk. Still limping," Harden told reporters.
"I kind of felt the momentum going our way in the third quarter … so I
didn't want to shut it down."
For his part, Harden was quoted in last night's gamer that he wants to play. "Why not? I'm tough," he told reporters.
Harden is a top-10 fantasy player. In 53 games, he's averaging 26.1 points, 1.96 3-pointers, 4.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.9 steals and .5 blocks.
Rockets James Harden will miss Wednesday's game at Clippers with ankle injury but will be ready for Sunday's All-Star Game.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 13, 2013
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This video was made as a tribute to Mr. James Bucklin, whose valentine will always be Yao Ming. Many people don't understand what Yao is or what he could have been had injuries stayed far away. We miss the big fella and only hope he is doing well. This is a bitter sweet video.
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