James Harden will sit out Sunday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans with a sprained toe.

It is the first game he'll miss this season.

"He probably could [play], but given the circumstances it's better that he doesn't. He's banged up a little bit," said Mike D'Antoni.

Russell Westbrook will also miss the game due to rest. 

The Rockets are 8-6 without Harden in the last 3 seasons.