Houston Rockets: Dwight Howard out vs Los Angeles Clippers

By Michael Ma

Mar 24, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Houston Rockets center forward Dwight Howard (12) in a time out during the second half of the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Rockets win 100-89. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets will be down one more man Saturday night in their pivotal matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. Dwight Howard is expected to sit out with ankle injury.

Dwight Howard walked out of shootaround said “I’m not playing tonight.” Was in slippers for shootaround. #Rockets #Clippers

— AdamWexlerCSN (@awexler) March 29, 2014

Howard sat out 3 games last week when he suffered an ankle sprain against the Miami Heat on March 10.

Point guard Patrick Beverley is also out indefinitely after tearing his mensicus Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.