Video: Chris Paul goes down with possible hamstring injury
The Houston Rockets took a 3-2 series lead over the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals on the strength of a 98-94 win. However, the victory may have come at a cost as Chris Paul failed to play out the final possessions after going down awkwardly with what appears to be a hamstring injury.
Up by a single point with less than 30 seconds remaining, Paul took the rock and responsibility upon himself to give his team a more comfortable lead. He caught the Warriors’ Quinn Cook on an island and proceeded to do his work. Paul took a tough floater which failed to hit its mark. Unfortunately, Paul seemed to have hurt himself upon landing.
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The Rockets’ floor general finished the game with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and three steals. His play on the night proved exactly why Houston traded for him in the offseason, giving the team another go-to-guy to carry the cudgels when James Harden is having an off night.
Harden had a forgettable game, shooting an atrocious 5-of-21 from the field and failing to his a 3-pointer in 11 attempts. He also had six turnovers while contributing 19 points to the Rockets’ cause.
Houston is now one win away from its first NBA Finals appearance since 1995 when the great Hakeem Olajuwon was still running rings around his defenders.