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James Harden (thigh) OUT vs. Nuggets today, doubtful vs. Jazz tomorrow

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Welp. Not good news.

NBA: Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

According to sources, James Harden’s bruised thigh will keep him out of the lineup this afternoon against the Nuggets.

Harden sustained the injury Friday night in the Rockets131-124 win over the Timberwolves.

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.