Chris Paul says he will be ‘alright’ for Game 6 despite hamstring injury
Chris Paul is dealing with yet another hamstring injury, but the Houston Rockets star does not expect it to cost him any time in the Western Conference Finals.
Paul left his team’s Game 5 win over the Golden State Warriors in the final minute on Thursday after he tweaked his right hamstring. He appeared to injure it on an awkward floater attempt. After the game, the point guard expressed optimism about his availability for Game 6.
Just saw injured Rockets guard Chris Paul jump into a Maybach outside the Toyota Center and he said: “I will be all right.” I next asked about Game 6, Paul said: “Oh yeah,” before being whisked away.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 25, 2018
Paul battled a left hamstring injury during the regular season, and he had a similar ailment during the 2015 playoffs with the Clippers. This is not the first injury he has dealt with in the Western Conference Finals, but CP3 has played extremely well and is one of the main reasons the Rockets have a 3-2 series lead. If he’s unable to play on Saturday, Eric Gordon will likely have an expanded role.