Rockets PG Paul to miss Game 6 with hamstring strain

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.

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

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