Houston Rockets: James Harden Out Against San Antonio Spurs

By Michael Ma

Jan 25, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Courtney Lee (5) guards Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) during the second half at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies beat Houston Rockets 99 – 81. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries just might be the death of the Houston Rockets this season. With only 10 players active heading into Tuesday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, guard James Harden has been ruled out.

Rockets guard James Harden is out vs. Spurs with a bruised left thumb.

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) January 28, 2014

Harden suffered the injury during Saturday night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in the first quarter, but was able to finish the rest of the game. The Rockets will only have 9 active players with Omer Asik, Francisco Garcia, Ronnie Brewer, and Greg Smith all likely out as well.