Rockets announce Chris Paul will miss Game 6 with hamstring injury
Chris Paul said after his team’s big win on Thursday that he expected to be fine for Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, but his hamstring injury was apparently more serious than he thought.
On Friday, the Houston Rockets announced that Paul will not play in Game 6. The point guard has been diagnosed with a hamstring strain and is listed as day to day.
Rockets announce that Chris Paul is out for Game 6 due to a right hamstring strain. He will be-evaluated when the team returns to Houston.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) May 25, 2018
One report indicated that Paul was in pain when he woke up on Friday morning, so the Rockets can only hope the injury is not something that will affect him long-term. Either way, it must be somewhat serious if CP3 is missing a potential series-clinching game that could send Houston to the NBA Finals.
Paul battled a left hamstring injury during the regular season, but the latest injury is to his right hamstring. He appeared to suffer it while landing awkwardly on a floater attempt late in Game 5.