Chris Paul Hasn't Tested Hamstring Injury; Game-Time Decision for Game 7

Posted May 28, 2018

Chris Paul missed Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals with a hamstring injury, but Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni isn't ready to rule him out for Monday's Game 7 just yet.

An bad start was followed by three quarters of utter dominance, spot-on shot-making and attractive defense - even against one of the game's greatest and hardest to stop in Houston's James Harden. Houston also committed 21 turnovers, which is a death sentence against Golden State.

Then in typical fashion, the Dubs went on a big third quarter run thanks to a much better defensive effort, holding the Rockets to just 16 points while scoring 33. The Warriors outscored the Rockets 55-20 in the second half before both coaches subbed their key players with 4:28 left. But it's important to remember that the Warriors never needed Durant; he was the cherry on top of a formidable roster.

The Warriors have won the NBA Finals without him, but Durant felt that coming to Golden State would: 1) Get him the championship his Hall of Fame career has been deprived of and 2) Make the Warriors essentially unbeatable. Harden has had plenty of playoff disappointments in the last few years and embraces the chance to get Houston back into the finals.


In Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, with the Warriors' season on the line, Jordan Bell played the most minutes he's played this postseason. Game 7 now heads back to Houston, but Chris Paul is reportedly considered unlikely to play.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry shoots against the Houston Rockets during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland on Saturday. He points that teams are more willing in the National Basketball Association to concede defeat when they know they are overmatched.

Again, NBA history was made at the Warriors' expense. "So here he is, and he'll suit up", Kerr said of McCaw. I remember one time actually losing a game against the Nuggets and leaving the arena in my uniform I was so mad. Game 7 is Monday night back in Houston.

Draymond Green, who guaranteed a series victory after Thursday's Game 5 loss, didn't score much, but he did about everything else on the court in typical Green fashion with four points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, four steals and five blocks. On Saturday night, the Warriors routed the Rockets, 115-86.

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The Rockets shot 11-for-22 on threes in the first half, but then just 4-for-17 the rest of the way.

The Rockets' juggernaut offense isn't a juggernaut offense without the nine-time All-Star point guard.

That would be quite staining, no? He's got good genes, he should thank his mum and dad for that.

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