James Harden injury report - Sixers star ruled out against Nuggets as former MVP continues to recover from Achilles injury
James Harden is listed as out for tonight (March 28)'s game against the Denver Nuggets, which will be his fourth straight game missed since last week.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed earlier in the day that the Philadelphia 76ers star will miss this game due to an Achilles injury despite being able to participate in the team's shootaround earlier.
According to Woj, the Sixers will be without Harden and Joel Embiid against the Nuggets. It was a highly anticipated matchup between the top MVP candidates in Embiid and Nikola Jokic. The Cameroonian big man has been ruled out due to a calf injury.
The Sixers are third in the Eastern Conference and have clinched a playoff spot. They're on course to have a 50-win season, which will boost the chances of Embiid winning the MVP award.
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How many games has James Harden missed this season?
James Harden has made sure that he's always available for the team this season. However, he's not getting any younger and has suffered a few setbacks this season due to injuries.
Harden has played 23 games for the Sixers this season. It's clear that the ten-time All-Star has made it a goal to be available for the team as much as possible. He has missed 21 games this season, with the team going 13-8 in his absence. With Harden on the floor, the Sixers could be a threat in the Eastern Conference.
"The Beard" is averaging 21.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 10.8 assists while shooting 44.1% of his field goal shots and 38.4% of his three-pointers this season. He has been the Sixers' primary facilitator and has played a key role in all the games he has played. The team will hope that they can have a healthy Harden before the postseason.
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