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James Harden Injured, Will Not Play vs. Trail Blazers

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Houston will be short their Most Valuable Player when they face Portland next Tuesday.

NBA: Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

When the Portland Trail Blazers line up against the Houston Rockets next Tuesday, they will not face All-NBA guard James Harden, who is down with a hamstring injury. Harden’s status will keep him out for the next two games. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported the prognosis.

Harden is averaging 28.5 ppg, 6.3 rebounds, and 9.0 assists for the Rockets in four games so far this season. He averaged 38.0 ppg against the Trail Blazers in three appearances last season.