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James Harden's waiting to see how his ankle feels Sunday before deciding on playing in the All-Star Game.
Jason Friedman of Rockets.com reported Saturday afternoon that Harden was going to wait and see how he felt Sunday.
Harden still taking wait & see approach to AS game. Says ankle getting better, but not yet ready to definitively declare himself a go.— Jason Friedman (@JasonCFriedman) February 16, 2013
Harden is also scheduled to participate in Saturday night's Shooting Stars competition, but seeing as that's merely a jump-shooting contest, his participation in that event is apparently not in jeopardy.
After suffering the ankle injury Tuesday in the third quarter of the Rockets' 116-107 win over the Golden State Warriors, Harden did not play Wednesday in the Rockets' final game before the All-Star break, a 106-96 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Harden made the All-Star Game for the first time this season. He's currently fifth in the NBA with 26.1 points per game.