Rockets to rest James Harden

Updated: November 24, 2013, 2:59 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Houston Rockets will hold James Harden out of their next two games thanks to a sore foot that has been plaguing the star guard for more than a month.

Harden missed Saturday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and will sit out their following game Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies before being re-evaluated.

The soreness in Harden's left foot has been troubling him to various degrees since the middle of training camp, according to sources.

The 24-year-old Harden is averaging 24.2 points per game -- the sixth-highest average in the NBA -- and a team-leading 5.4 assists this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Senior Writer, ESPN.com
• Senior NBA writer for ESPN.com
• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94
• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics

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