Did Golden State Warriors cause Chris Paul injury? Claims he was TARGETED

Elena Summers
May 26, 2018

Paul's right leg will be re-evaluated after the team returns to Houston following Game 6.

The Rockets have leaned heavily on Paul and James Harden en route to being a win away from the NBA Finals. They lost the pivotal Game 5, putting Houston in the driver's seat to advance to the NBA Finals.

The Rockets announced Friday (May 25) the decision to hold Paul out for the game set for Saturday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

It came with significant cost, however, as point guard Chris Paul suffered a right hamstring injury in the final minute. 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. As far as the point guard's status for Game 6 goes, "We'll see". Houston (65-17) and Golden State (58-24) finished with the top records in the National Basketball Association, while Boston (55-27) and Cleveland (50-32) finished just behind their Western Conference foes. Instead, Kerr has had to use Quinn Cook, who ended up missing a pivotal 3-point attempt in the closing minute of Game 5.

"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".

The Rockets and Warriors face off tomorrow in Game 6. But trying to close out this Warriors team without Paul will be a monumental challenge for the Rockets.

"That's a pretty good position to be in", coach Steve Kerr said.

"What we put out there on the floor the last two games could've easily been two wins", added Green.

Durant has struggled in the fourth quarter the past two games, combining for only one field goal. "I hope he gets better and, if not, somebody else has to step up and do what we've been doing all year, step in and try to help this team win".

All of this can still be a moot point as the Rockets remain capable of winning at least one of the two remaining games, including a Game 7 in Houston.

Rockets: Clint Capela had 12 points and 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double this postseason.

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