Houston Rockets’ Star James Harden To Play While Hurt

Ernest Shepard - Author
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Dec. 18 2017, Updated 8:43 a.m. ET

There are only two things that can slow down James Harden and the Houston Rockets. In no particular order those two things are injuries and the Golden State Warriors. The former is currently hampering the Rockets’ star. James Harden is dealing with a knee bruise.

Heading into the Christmas season, just over one-third of the NBA schedule has been played, and the Rockets find themselves with the best record in the league. That is somewhat inconceivable with Chris Paul having only appeared in 10 games. The engine which kept the Houston Rockets going has been James Harden.

James Harden led the Rockets well in Chris Paul’s absence. An incredible thought is that the Rockets are undefeated with Paul running the offense.

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James Harden and Chris Paul have played seamlessly together. However, with the potential of being slowed down by his knee bruise there is a fear that Harden may miss a few games.

James Harden has done what he can to quell any notion that he will miss time. According to ESPN, Harden will play through the pain.

While it is perhaps wise for James Harden to sit, the Houston Rockets could be helped by every win they can muster. Holding off the Golden State Warriors for the best record in the Western Conference is important for Harden and the Rockets.

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