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Rockets’ James Harden out Tuesday vs. Spurs with bruised thumb

Jan 28, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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The Rockets’ job Tuesday night just got a lot tougher.

James Harden is out for Houston’s showdown with San Antonio Tuesday night due to a bruised thumb, reports The injury came Saturday night when the Rockets lost to the Grizzlies.

Here’s why this is especially bad news for Houston: In two games against San Antonio this season, Harden has averaged 29.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6 assists.

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Expect to see Jeremy Lin start and after that some interesting guard combinations from Kevin McHale’s team tonight.

  1. savvybynature - Jan 28, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Well that’s certainly a welcome break for a Spurs team dealing with quite a few injuries of its own.
    They still gotta take advantage of it for it to matter though.

  2. lalifer - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    A bruised thumb? A BRUISED THUMB? And there are trolls dissing Kobe?

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