Rockets F Parsons misses game against Thunder

Rockets forward Chandler Parsons will miss Houston’s game

against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night because of a

right shoulder injury.

Acting coach Kelvin Sampson said Parsons has been unable to lift

his right arm past 45 degrees after injuring it on Tuesday night in

a victory against Toronto. He was uncertain of the exact nature of

the injury but says he believes it is a tissue problem and not a

joint issue.

Daequan Cook, who was sent from Oklahoma City to Houston in the

James Harden trade before the season, replaced Parsons in the

starting lineup.

The Rockets were playing after attending the funeral of coach

Kevin McHale’s daughter, Sasha, in Minnesota earlier in the