Posted May 2, 2013 5:51 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Rockets star James Harden has been diagnosed with strep throat and is still expected to play Friday night in Game 6 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Harden had what the team called flu-like symptoms on Wednesday, but he scored 31 points with seven 3-pointers to lead the Rockets to a 107-100 win in Game 5. The team says Harden was treated by doctors for the condition Thursday afternoon.
The Rockets have cut the lead in the series to 3-2 and are trying to become the first team in NBA history to win a best-of-seven playoff series after trailing 3-0.
|Zap: March 8|
Saturday night in the NBA, Zydrunas Ilgauskas retires and the Clippers rally back to win, these are just some of the stories we are zapping to you.
|Clippers Escape The Hawks|
Blake Griffin scores 27 points with Chris Paul adding 19 points and dishing out 10 assists as the Clippers stave off the Hawks at home 109-108.
|Top 10: March 8|
Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan headline Saturday night's action packed top 10.
|Play of the Day: Chris Paul|
Chris Paul steals the pass, tosses it off the backboard to DeAndre Jordan for the lob city slam.
|Steal of the Night: Luke Ridnour|
Luke Ridnour steals the ball, dishes to Bismack Biyombo the fake and make.