Rockets' James Harden: Won't miss time with wrist injury

Harden acknowledged after Tuesday's loss to the Warriors that he's still fighting a jammed left wrist, ESPN.com's Calvin Watkins reports. "It's pretty tough, I'm not going to lie," Harden said. "I don't like to feel sorry for myself at all, but just the shot is short and frustrating when you can't really follow through and whatnot. I'm going to continue to go out there and do my best, and honestly, we gave ourselves a chance [Tuesday]."

After suggesting earlier in the week that his refusal to sit out any games for rest should work in his favor in the MVP balloting, Harden shouldn't be expected to miss any games due to the injury, so his owners in season-long leagues can probably keep relying on him to rack up gaudy stat lines with his usual aplomb the rest of the way, just as he did Tuesday. However, despite turning in 24 points, 13 assists, 11 boards and one steal in 38 minutes during the loss, Harden was limited to a 5-of-20 mark from the field, and his shooting efficiency could continue to suffer while he nurses the injury, which he first picked up March 18. In his subsequent four outings, Harden is shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range, with the latter mark being well below his season rate.

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