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Harden bruises right knee in Houston's 92-73 rout of Memphis

  • Houston Rockets' James Hardenreacts after being hurt during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Houston Rockets' James Hardenreacts after being hurt during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

  • Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons, center, shoots over teammate Dwight Howard (12) and Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons, center, shoots over teammate Dwight Howard (12) and Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

  • Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin, center, tries to shoot between Memphis Grizzlies' Ed Davis, left, and Jerryd Bayless, right, during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin, center, tries to shoot between Memphis Grizzlies' Ed Davis, left, and Jerryd Bayless, right, during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

James Harden left the game in the first quarter with a bruised right knee before Houston beat Memphis 92-73 on Friday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

Harden exited after he was fouled on a 3-pointer. He didn't return.

Omri Casspi scored 11 points, Donatas Motiejunas finished with 10 for Houston.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 17 points, but connected on only 4 of 13 shots.

Both teams played mostly reserves after halftime as the Rockets lead reached 27.

The game was a bit chippy at times with Gasol and the Rockets Dwight Howard earning double technicals in the first half, and Memphis forward Ed Davis drawing an ejection with a flagrant foul in the fourth.