OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) James Harden is sitting out the Houston Rockets' game against the Golden State Warriors because of flu-like symptoms.
While Harden also has a strained neck, coach Mike D'Antoni said the reigning MVP and league scoring leader probably could have played through that. Harden hurt the neck when he got hit during a practice leading up to Thursday night's road loss to the Lakers and woke up sore the next day.
"He might've played even with a sore neck, he had a little touch of the flu. It was a combination of everything," D'Antoni said.