Rockets' Howard leaves vs. Suns with sprained ankle

PHOENIX (AP) Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is out for the rest of the team's game at Phoenix against the Suns with a sprained right ankle.

Howard played just over eight minutes of the first quarter and had five points and three rebounds before leaving the court and walking back to the locker room.

Howard is second on the Rockets in scoring with 16.7 points per game and leads the team with 11.2 rebounds a game.

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