CHICAGO (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden has been ruled out for Wednesday night’s game at Chicago because of left Achilles soreness.
Harden played almost 47 minutes during Monday night’s double-overtime loss to the Bulls, finishing with five points on 2-for-14 shooting and 12 assists. He is averaging 21.4 points and an NBA-high 10.8 assists in 53 games this season.
Forward Jalen McDaniels also was ruled out because of right hip soreness. McDaniels grabbed two rebounds and went scoreless in 8 1/2 minutes in Philadelphia’s previous game.
The Sixers are 48-23 heading into the matchup with the Bulls, three games back of Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee.
Coach Doc Rivers said he had no long-term concerns about Harden or McDaniels.