Guard James Harden strained his left hamstring and did not return after leaving late in the fourth quarter of the Houston Rockets’ 148-142 double-overtime win against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Harden came up limping and dragging his left leg gingerly after he missed on a drive to the basket with 54 seconds left. The Rockets’ MVP candidate exited the game with 44 seconds left and was ruled out by the team in the second overtime. Harden had 40 points and 11 assists in a win that snapped a season-high five-game losing streak.
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Lillard, 27, has missed the past five games with a right hamstring strain. He sustained the injury on Dec. 20 while playing against the San Antonio Spurs. The Trail Blazers have gone 3-2 in his absence.
Although he was healthy enough, Portland (19-17) opted against playing Lillard in Monday night’s overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls so that he wouldn’t face a back-to-back set of games upon his return.
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The coach anticipated he would be dealing with some discussion about this decision, though. The question is a real thing. I’m used to the question, Tomlin said. And don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the question, because the scenario, the variables around the question, are good for us. I’m not overly concerned about it, to be honest with you.