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James Harden (ankle) surprise scratch vs. Pistons on Saturday

James Harden (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) James Harden is averaging 23.9 points and 5.6 assists per game this season. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Rockets guard James Harden won't play in Houston's game Saturday night in Detroit after tweaking his ankle in Friday's loss to the Pacers, according to Rockets radio play-by-play man Craig Ackerman.

Harden, who was 3-for-14 from the field with 12 points on Friday, initially injured the ankle Sunday in Sacramento. This will be the fifth game he's missed this season.

SI WIRE: Nets center Brook Lopez likely out for season with broken foot

The 24-year-old is averaging 23.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists and is shooting 44.1 percent from the field.

Jeremy Lin has a bad back and is also out for Houston (17-10), which is second in the Southwest division.

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