The Houston Rockets have listed James Harden as questionable for Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors, due to a cervical strain in the guard's neck.
According to a report from ESPN, Harden was receiving treatment on his right shoulder and neck while resting on the bench during the Rockets 111-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, but the issues did not hamper him from playing through that game.
Per the same report, Harden has also been dealing with a left shoulder strain since before the All-Star break, but hasn’t missed any games because of it. The only injury he has been sidelined for was a hamstring strain in October, which forced him to miss three games.
The reigning MVP is looking every bit as valuable this year, with Harden having scored 30 points in 32 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in NBA history, trailing only Wilt Chamberlain’s incredible 65-game stretch. In a tight MVP race this season,
Harden looks to continue his ridiculous scoring streak to keep up with the likes of Paul George and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who are both playing every bit like MVPs as well.
The last time Harden faced the Warriors on the road, he put up one of his best performances of the year, a 44-point triple double that gave the Rockets a 135-134 overtime victory.
Without their star player, the Rockets will likely be looking to lean heavily on Chris Paul, Austin Rivers, and the several role players the Rockets have in an effort to take down the Warriors.