Rockets guard James Harden left Friday’s game with a bruised right knee, ending his night after seven minutes.

Harden had made a 3-pointer when a closing Quincy Pondexter collided with Harden’s right leg.

Harden stayed down on the court before limping to the line. After Harden’s free throw, Patrick Beverley intentionally fouled to stop the clock, allowing Harden to walk very slowly to the locker room.