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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina is going to spend time defending James Harden at times tonight, David Fizdale says.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale reiterates that Luke Kornet will be out at least two weeks due to an ankle injury. He says he's still figuring out the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the Rams, Luke Walton didn't hesitate to offer up his Super Bowl prediction: "Super Bowl champs... I'll give you a score too. It's going to be 27-24, Rams."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James participated in some drills but did not do any contact today in practice according to Luke Walton. James will not play against Minnesota on Thursday. "With him and [Rajon] Rondo, it's gonna be how he's feeling tomorrow morning and take it from there and see how he's doing the next day after that and the next day," Walton said. "When they feel ready to play then they'll play... just having [Rondo's] leadership back on the court, whether that's tomorrow, whether that's Sunday, Tuesday... whenever it is, it's something we need right now."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo said he's still taking things day-by-day when asked if he will play tomorrow. Rondo says his decision to play could be a game-time decision. While he hasn't had any swelling, he sounded hesitant because he hasn't had any contact. He said he was like a quarterback in practice today with the red jersey signifying not to touch him. "Except for Lance, he hacked me a couple of times on my jersey and my shoulders," Rondo said. "... I got to come back when I'm healthy. Things happen for a reason, I don't know why. I can't come back depending on whether [other] guys are out or not."

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Dejounte Murray, who is out for the season with a torn ACL, is riding a stationary bike at Spurs shootaround this morning, which took place at The Palestra. Temple coach Fran Dunphy is also in attendance.