Chris Paul’s status for crucial Game 6 uncertain with hamstring injury

first_imgMOST READ But after missing a shot in the lane with 51.7 seconds remaining, he hit the court and came up clutching the back of his right thigh.At first unwilling to depart, he finally limped off after a chat with Rockets athletic trainer Keith Jones during a timeout with 22.4 seconds to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’ll see,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said when asked about Paul’s status for Saturday’s game six, when the Rockets can clinch a berth in the NBA Finals.“He’ll be evaluated tomorrow, but obviously you saw him limp off, and he’s a tough guy,” D’Antoni said. “They’ll do whatever they can do. If he’s there, great. If he isn’t, we have enough guys. … We’ll be all right.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Paul, the league’s Rookie of the Year in the 2005-06 season and a nine-time All-Star, is playing in the conference finals for the first time.The 33-year-old, who starred for the Los Angeles Clippers before arriving in Houston in a trade last June, missed 24 games this season with a variety of injuries.“His spirits aren’t great,” D’Antoni admitted. “He wanted to be out there, and for sure he’s worried and all that. That’s normal.”Warriors star Draymond Green said uncertainty over Paul’s status wouldn’t change Golden State’s preparation for their must-win game six.“That’s not our focus,” Green said. “We’ve got to prepare like he’s going to play. He’s a great player, right in the middle of everything they do.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul sits on the floor after being hurt during the second half in Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Houston, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Star guard Chris Paul departed Houston’s Western Conference finals game five win over Golden State in the final minute Thursday and his status for game six was unclear.Paul played a pivotal role in the Rockets 98-94 triumph, scoring 18 of his 20 points in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Beau Belga runs away with PBA Obstacle challenge crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img

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