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Chris Paul out for Game 6 vs Warriors with hamstring strain

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments PetroGazz brings in new import to replace Kullerkann Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Paul suffered the hamstring injury in the final seconds of Houston’s 98-94 home victory in game five Thursday, which followed a 95-92 win at Golden State in the only close contests of the series so far.Paul, a 13-year NBA veteran who has never played in the NBA Finals, reached for his hamstring after missing a shot in the final minute, limped after that and left the contest with 22.4 seconds remaining and the outcome still in doubt.READ: WATCH: Chris Paul shimmies in Steph Curry’s face after draining tough 3In the contest, Paul had 20 points, all but two in the second half, plus seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.Paul has averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists during the playoffs for the Rockets, who had an NBA-best 65-17 regular-season record and ousted Minnesota and Utah in five games each in the opening rounds of the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul wears the Santa Fe High School logo during the first half in Game 5 of the team’s NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Ten people were killed in shootings at the school last week.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets star guard Chris Paul will miss the team’s crucial NBA playoff game Saturday at defending champion Golden State with a strained right hamstring, the Rockets announced Friday.The team said Paul will be re-evaluated after the Rockets return from Saturday’s Western Conference matchup against the Warriors, with Houston leading the best-of-seven series 3-2 entering game six at Oakland, California.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ If the Rockets win, they can await Paul’s medical update as they prepare for their first trip to the NBA Finals since winning the title in 1995.READ: Chris Paul’s status for crucial Game 6 uncertain with hamstring injuryFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIf the Rockets lose, they will be preparing for a seventh-game showdown Monday at home, a one-game winner-takes-all contest to decide a berth in the NBA Finals that begin Thursday.Eric Gordon, who has averaged 14.7 points in the playoffs, will replace Paul in Saturday’s starting lineup, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In the regular season, Paul averaged 18.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and a team-high 7.9 assists a game.Together with NBA scoring champion James Harden, who averaged 30.4 points in the regular season and has netted 28.1 a game in the playoffs, Paul had the Rockets playing as a serious championship contender.Paul had been playing with a nagging right foot injury but said the pain had diminished between games three and four at Golden State.Replacing Paul’s point production and defensive work will require greater effort from Rockets standouts Gordon, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela.The Rockets went 15-6 this season in games without Paul when Capela and Harden were in the lineup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img

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