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Chris Paul Out Game 6 With Right Hamstring Strain

26 May, 2018, 17:14 | Author: Drew Briggs

On Friday, the Rockets announced that Paul will not play in Game 6 and will be evaluated further when the team returns to Houston.

Late in Thursday night's game, Paul, who happens to be one of James' best friends, suffered a hamstring injury on a drive attempt to the hoop.

The Rockets won a second straight defensive struggle between the two potent offenses, leaving the Warriors a loss from missing the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014.

The Golden State Warriors insisted they weren't anxious Thursday night when they lost Game 5 to the Houston Rockets and were pushed to the brink of elimination.

Eric Gordon, the star of Game 5, will start in Paul's place Saturday night. He's averaging almost 37 minutes per night, scoring 19.8 points to go along with 6.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per contest.

"We don't want to come and be pouting around", he said.

After hearing the news that Chris Paul won't suit up for Houston in Game 6, it'd be hard not to believe Green.

"I think we're excited about that opportunity to go home, to get ourselves back in the series, stay alive, obviously, like I said, then worry about a Game 7".

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Paul did not even address the media post game because he was busy receiving treatment.

The health of Andre Iguodala should also play a large role in this series, given that they've lost the last two games without a key defender and playmaker on the floor.

Game 5: This time it was the Rockets, back in the Summit, who grabbed the early momentum, charging to a 19-10 lead.

Should the Warriors win Saturday, Game 7 will be Monday back in Houston.

Injury Report: Warriors G Patrick McCaw has yet to play this postseason due to a spinal contusion.

"If he's there, great, good for him", Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni said on Thursday. "We know we can win two games", said Green during his post-game press conference.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Rockets went 15-9 (.625) without Paul in the lineup in the regular season and 61-12 (.836) with him.

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