The Houston Rockets won't be at full strength when the Warriors come to town on Thursday.
Leading MVP candidate James Harden will miss at least two weeks due to a Grade 2 hamstring strain, the Rockets announced on Monday afternoon.
The injury occurred on Sunday night in the Rockets' game against the Lakers. Harden will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
The Warriors and Rockets are set to face for the second time this season on Thursday in Houston. Their third and final meeting of the regular season comes in just under three weeks on Jan. 20 in Houston.
Harden is having a monster season for the Rockets. He currently leads the league in scoring at 32.3 points per game. No other player is within three points of Harden.
The Rockets, at 26-9, sit two games behind the Warriors for the top spot in the Western Conference.