James Harden out against Spurs
Harden was injured in the first half Saturday night against Dallas, but remained in the game and finished with 39 points.
The Rockets had hoped he would be able to play against the Spurs, and coach Kevin McHale still wasn't sure if he'd be available less than 1½ hours before the game.
Harden is the team's leading scorer at 24.7 points per game and also averages 5.6 assists.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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