MEMPHIS, TN -- Houston forward Ron Artest is being held out of tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzlies because of a sore right ankle -- making him the latest Rockets player to be sidelined with an injury.
Artest, in his 10th year out of St. John's, is the Rockets'
second-leading scorer at 15.7 points a game.
He scored 28 points in 35-plus minutes against Golden State on
Friday night. Artest had started all 20 games for the Rockets this
season before sitting out tonight.
Artest joins a growing list of Houston players beset by
Tracy McGrady missed his sixth straight game with left knee
soreness, while guard Brent Barry is out with a small tear in the
Plantar muscle on his right leg.
Rookie Joey Dorsey also is expected to miss the game with a
right foot injury.