Guard Jeremy Lin will be back in the Houston Rockets' starting lineup for Monday's game against Dallas, but guard James Harden is expected to miss the game with an ankle injury, according to Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle.
Lin has missed the past four games because of back spasms. He is averaging 14.3 points and 4.2 assists this season.
Harden has been playing through an ankle problem recently, but has decided to take Monday's game off to help recover. He is hoping to return for Wednesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Harden is averaging 23.9 points this season, but had just 12 against the Indiana Pacers on Friday.