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Chris Paul out for second straight Rockets game vs. Mavs

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will continue to sit out during Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. Paul sat out his last game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday and during the fourth quarter of the season-opener against the Golden State Warriors, noticeable limping and moving around limited throughout parts of the game.

The new addition pointed out that he knocked knees with Mario Chalmers during a preseason game against the Grizzlies, an injury that has nagged him all the way to the start of the regular season.

Houston will be careful with their prized point guard in the coming days, patiently waiting for his recovery.

Head coach Mike D’Antoni insisted the team will be careful with Paul, even if it’s just a minor injury.

“It’s only a bump,” said D’Antoni. “It’s not a tear or something like that. It’s a bruise. We just have to make sure he’s 100 percent.”

The Rockets have managed to snatch two close wins against their first two opponents and look to make it three against their in-state rivals this weekend. As for the chemistry between Paul and James Harden, it will have to take a rain check for the time being until he’s fully set to go.