Harden sits out Rockets' game against Clippers with ankle injury

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."