James Harden 'ready to go'

Updated: December 18, 2013, 10:10 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

HOUSTON -- James Harden played Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls despite suffering a high ankle sprain in Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

"[The swelling] definitely went down a lot," Harden said after Wednesday morning's shootaround. "So I'm going to be ready to go tonight."

Harden's availability gave a big boost to a Rockets team that has dealt with several key injuries already this season.

"Whenever guys step on the court they got to be ready to play," ...

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