SAN ANTONIO (Sporting Alert) — James Harden is in the lineup for the Houston Rockets for tonight’s Christmas Day clash with the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center.
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Harden, who was a game time decision because of an ankle injury has apparently recovered well enough and will join Jeremy Lin at the guard positions.
Lin was listed as day-to-day for the contest, but is fit to play.
Also starting on Christmas for the Rockets (18-11) are Terrence Jones, Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard, who will lead from up front.
For the San Antonio Spurs (22-6), forward Kawhi Leonard is back in the starting team and will join the veteran Tim Duncan.
All-Star point guard Tony Parker and shooting guard Marco Belinelli are also starters tonight.
San Antonio team: Tony Parker (PG) Marco Belinelli (SG) Kawhi Leonard (SF) Tim Duncan (PF) Tiago Splitter (C)
Houston: Jeremy Lin (PG) James Harden (SG) Chandler Parsons (SF) Terrence Jones (PF) Dwight Howard (C)