James Harden leaves game vs. Lakers with leg injury


As if the Western Conference wasn’t hindered enough by injuries, now we have to wait and see what the prognosis is for James Harden.

The Houston Rockets star appeared to injure his left leg on a drive late in the fourth quarter. Harden drove down the left side of the lane, then landed on two feet and ran under his own basket.

Houston fouled to get him out of the game, and he did not return.

After the game, Harden tried to play down the severity.

“Hopefully it’s not that serious,” he said. “Just a pull … just got some treatment so hopefully day to day it gets better.”

Meanwhile, the game went to double overtime where Chris Paul helped save the day for the Rockets, albeit with moves like this:

Houston beat LA, 148-142, in double overtime. Harden finished with 40 points, shooting an incredible 21 free throws all by himself.