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RUMOR: Chris Paul (hamstring) to play in Game 7 vs. Warriors, says Texas Congresswoman

The Houston Rockets are still holding out hope that superstar point guard Chris Paul is able to suit up and play in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals for a chance to go to the NBA Finals. According to Marc Spears of ESPN just a few hours before tipoff, Paul is trying his best to play.

Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is not only a politician, but is apparently a newsbreaker as well. She recently tweeted out that she was ecstatic to hear that Paul would suit up and play in tonight’s game.

UPDATE: Here’s a look at the now-deleted tweet:

UPDATE: Chris Paul is now OUT for Game 7, according to head coach Mike D’Antoni.

Paul suffered the hamstring injury in the closing minutes of Game 5 and was unable to go for Game 6 back in Oakland. Head coach Mike D’Antoni says that Paul simply couldn’t explode off the leg as much as he wanted to. Simply put, he’s just not ready, and it’s nearly impossible for any player to be in such little time.

It looks like Congresswoman Jackson Lee was misinformed about the situation, and now the Rockets will have one shorthanded game at home for a chance to get back to the NBA Finals.

In five games against the Warriors this series, Paul averaged 19.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.8 steals, and 2.8 made three-pointers per game.

Game 7 begins at 6PM EST on TNT, and the winner of this game will be hosting LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.