Nov 20, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots against Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis (11) at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Report: James Harden's status unknown for Monday


It’s never quite a good thing when your leading scorer (24.2 ppg) is going to miss “the next couple of  games”. It’s even worst when his status for the next game is “still unknown”.

That’s what CSN Houston reported just before the Houston Rockets’ game against Minnesota last night, which they won. Harden has missed two straight games due to his “left foot injury”.

Harden and the Rockets should know more about the “injury” on Sunday, or early next week. There were no reported MRI’s that needed to be conducted, so I guess that’s a good indication that they don’t think this is serious.

Still, if Harden has to miss any significant time, that doesn’t bode well for the Rockets. When Harden is on the floor, the Rockets’ offensive efficiency is 13.3 points better than when he isn’t on the floor. And when you factor in that their defense isn’t that great, that matters.

 

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  • John Lai

    Without Harden, Aaron Brooks stepped in and scored 26 points in 25 minutes picking up 5 assists, 2 steals, and 4 rebounds on his way. That Jeremy sank 19 points and Beverly contributed 17 points. The movement of ball is much better than when Harden was in. They didn’t suck and screw up in the 4th quarter.
    Everything is going well in Harden’s absence.
    What are you talking about losing efficiency in absence of James Harden? You must based it on last season’s statistics. In this season, the team has changed and Harden’s efficiency is also going down while his play time has increased. Stay with facts, wouldn’t you?

    • Michael Saenz

      Of course it’s based in last year’s #’s. You can’t base anything on a two game sample size. Bottom line is that Rockets would rather have Harden, than not have him.