James Harden sat out Houston's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday with an ankle injury.
Harden sprained his right ankle in a Feb. 12 road victory at Golden State and did not play the following game. The only other game he has missed this season also involved a right ankle sprain that caused him to miss a Dec. 10 meeting against San Antonio.
Coach Kevin McHale says Harden had a shot a few weeks ago and kept playing through it.
McHale says, "It's one of those things that you hope will get better soon because needless to say, we need him."