The Houston Rockets announced Friday that point guard Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday with a strained right hamstring.
.@CP3 will miss Saturday’s game at Golden State with a right hamstring strain.
He will be re-evaluated after the team returns to Houston. pic.twitter.com/5gAdYas3Vo
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) May 25, 2018
According to the club, Paul will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Houston. The only question now is whether the Rockets will return home as Western Conference champs, or with a Game 7 against Golden State on deck.
Paul left in the final 30 seconds of the Rockets’ 98-94 victory in Houston on Thursday night, then reportedly remained at the Toyota Center until midnight while receiving treatment.
According to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, Paul said “I will be all right” as he left the arena. When he was asked about his readiness for Game 6, Paul reportedly said, “Oh, yeah.”
A source told ESPN on Friday that the status of Paul’s hamstring was “not good.”
The Rockets lead the best-of-seven series with the Warriors 3-2. Paul has never been to an NBA Finals in his 13 seasons.
–Field Level Media