Harden injures elbow in Rockets' loss to Warriors

The Associated PressFebruary 21, 2014
Harden injures elbow in Rockets' loss to Warriors
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) passes away from Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) to Omer Asik (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Houston Rockets guard James Harden has a hyperextended right elbow and is scheduled to have an MRI on the injury.

Harden injured his elbow in a collision with David Lee in the closing minutes of Houston's 102-99 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors late Thursday night. Harden had an X-ray after the game but the results had not come back. He was scheduled to have an MRI when the Rockets arrive in Phoenix, where they play Sunday.

Harden scored 34 of his 39 points in the second half in the loss, which snapped the Rockets' eight-game winning streak.

Harden says when the collision occurred he thought he broke his arm. He stayed in the game and said afterward his elbow was still in pain and throbbing, ''but hopefully it's nothing too serious.''