According to sources, James Harden’s bruised thigh will keep him out of the lineup this afternoon against the Nuggets.
James Harden is out tonight, doubtful for tomorrow. Westbrook will sit tomorrow.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) January 26, 2020
In the game, Harden was clearly handicapped, scoring just 12 points on 3-13 shooting from the field.
Luckily for the Rockets, Russell Westbrook picked up the slack and exploded for a 45-point affair.
The Rockets will count on Westbrook and Eric Gordon to shoulder the load once again in Denver today.
When the Rockets head to Salt Lake City to face the Jazz tomorrow night, Westbrook (rest) will be out and it is doubtful that Harden plays, which means we should expect a depleted lineup for the Rockets over the next two days and possibly longer.