Houston's Paul out for Game 7 against Warriors
ABS-CBN Sports on May 29, 2018 07:45 AM
FILE - 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)
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s Chris Paul has been ruled out for Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against Golden State because of a strained right hamstring.
Coach Mike D’Antoni says: “Everybody came to the same conclusion. There’s no way.” The nine-time All-Star got hurt late in the fourth quarter of Game 5 and missed the Rockets’ 115-86 loss on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).
The Rockets are trying to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1995 against a Golden State team that hopes to reach the finals for the fourth straight season.
D’Antoni says they made the decision because: “He couldn’t explode. He couldn’t push off of it.”