Houston Rockets star James Harden has been diagnosed with strep
throat and is still expected to play Friday night in Game 6 against
the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Harden had what the team called flu-like symptoms on Wednesday,
but he scored 31 points with seven 3-pointers to lead the Rockets
to a 107-100 win in Game 5. The team says Harden was treated by
doctors for the condition Thursday afternoon.
The Rockets have cut the lead in the series to 3-2 and are
trying to become the first team in NBA history to win a
best-of-seven playoff series after trailing 3-0.