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Howard (knee) is doubtful for Friday's game, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.

The Rockets will want Howard to practice prior to taking the court, and with him unlikely to play Friday, the soonest owners can anticipate him returning would be Saturday against the Bucks.

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Howard (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech reports.

This will mark the fourth straight game Howard will miss due to the knee injury. Houston will continue to operate with an undersized lineup, as replacement starting center Tarik Black played just 17 minutes in the Rockets' last game, and backup center Joey Dorsey saw just 13 minutes. Howard should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers.

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Howard (knee) will not play Monday against the Knicks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard's next chance to play will be Wednesday against the Kings, but it's still up in the air whether or not he takes that chance. The Rockets have been outrebounded in both of their games without Howard.

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Howard (knee) is a "potential go" for Monday's game against the Knicks, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Clarity may become available prior to the opening tip off, but it sounds like there's an increasingly likely possibility of Howard making a return to the lineup Monday after a two-game absence.

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Howard (knee) did not practice Sunday and is questionable for Monday's game against the KnicksMark Berman of Foxhouston.com reports.

Howard has missed the Rockets' past two games with the knee injury, but is still considered day-to-day. The Rockets have struggled when Howard is out of the lineup, losing two of the three games he has not played in. If he does not return Monday, one would think he would return this week, with he next chances being Wednesday and Friday.

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Howard (knee) will not play Saturday against the Mavericks, per coach Kevin McHale.

Howard will now look to return Monday against the Knicks. Tarik Black will fill in as the starter at center for Houston.

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Howard (knee) participated in Houston's morning shootaround but is still considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Mavericks, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard missed Wednesday's game against the Lakers and wasn't able to practice Friday either. If he's unable to play Saturday, Tarik Black will likely fill in as the starter.

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Howard (knee) didn't participate in practice Friday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.

Howard is looking more and more unlikely to play in Saturday's game against the Mavericks. Considering he wasn't able to practice Friday, consider him doubtful for Saturday. His next chance to return will be Monday against the Knicks. Tarik Black will most likely continue to start in his place and play an extended amount of time.

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Howard (knee) was present at Thursday's practice but was not working with the team, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.

Howard, who missed Wednesday's loss to the Lakers due to a strained right knee, remains questionable to play Friday versus the Mavericks. The fact that he's not practicing Thursday certainly is not a positive indication, though a decision on his status likely won't come until near game-time Friday. If he remains out, expect to see more of Tarik Black, who started and played 35 minutes Wednesday.

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Howard will miss Wednesday's game due to a strained right knee, according to the teams' official site.

Howard will be a surprise last-second scratch, with the announcement coming just a few minutes before the 9:30 PM ET tipoff. Look for Houston big men such as Tarik Black, Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou to all see minute increases. He'll look to return to action Saturday against the Mavericks.