James Harden expected to return from hamstring injury

James Harden is expected to return from his hamstring injury on Saturday against the Chicago Bulls.

Harden has been out for over a week since injuring his hamstring last Wednesday against the Jazz. Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said Friday that the only reason they didn’t have Harden play in that night’s game against Brooklyn is because they have back-to-back games and didn’t want put too much stress on Harden in his return.

The Rockets lost the first two games they played without Harden and entered Friday’s game 1-5. With the help of Christ Paul.  They were able to get the win against the Brooklyn Nets taking them to 2-6. Paul had 32 points.

The reigning league MVP, Harden is averaging 28.5 points and 9.0 assists per game this season.

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