Posted Apr 8, 2013 12:29 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden and Chandler Parsons, Houston's top two scorers, will sit out Monday night against Orlando.
Harden, the NBA's fifth-leading scorer (26 points per game), will miss his second straight game with a sore right foot, an injury stemming from a sprained right ankle he sustained in a Feb. 12 game against Golden State. Harden said after getting treatment on his foot Monday morning that the injury was "getting better every single day."
Parsons is out with food poisoning. Houston coach Kevin McHale joked that Parsons, who played at Florida, was actually suffering from "Wolverine poisoning" after watching Michigan beat the Gators in the NCAA tournament on Sunday.
Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson was sitting out for the second straight game with a sprained right ankle.
|Play of the Day - Devin Ebanks|
Devin Ebanks comes up with the ball and scores the bucket for the win.
|Assist of the Night - DeAndre Kane|
DeAndre Kane drives and dishes.
| Block of the Night - Adreian Payne|
Andreian Payne gets up and gets the shot out of there.
|Dunk of the Night - Will Barton|
Will Barton catches the inbounds alley-oop and finishes with the monster slam.
| Steal of the Night - DeAndre Kane|
DeAndre Kane comes up with the steal and it leads to a big flush on the other end of the floor.