Kevin McHale has taken a leave of absence from the Houston Rockets to attend to "a personal family matter."
McHale's youngest daughter, Alexandra, has had health issues.
McHale has returned to Minnesota.
“It’s tough, man, because his family is going through a real tough time right now,” Chandler Parsons said. “The best thing we can do right now is play extremely hard, go out there and play like he’s here. Don’t change anything. Just go out there and get a win for him and for his family.
“We just keep him in our prayers and go out there and play hard.”
Kelvin Sampson has assumed head coaching duties in McHale's absence.