Artest out vs. 76ers with sore ankle

Updated: January 6, 2009, 7:37 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Houston Rockets forward Ron Artest missed his second straight game with a sore right ankle, sitting out Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Artest is averaging 16 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Rockets. He stretched his ankle on the court about an hour before tip, but was not healthy enough to play.

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