Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Chris Paul of Houston Rockets out for Game 6 with hamstring injury

Chris Paul of Houston Rockets out for Game 6 with hamstring injury

That sense of destiny has been put on hold thanks to the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets, who now both find themselves in control of their respective conference finals series over those aforementioned teams.

Paul, who was not available for comment on Thursday, missed 24 games this season with a variety of injuries, including a hamstring.

If the Rockets lose, they will be preparing for a seventh-game showdown Monday at home, a one-game winner-takes-all contest to decide a berth in the NBA Finals that begin Thursday.

There was hope that some rest would allow Paul to recover in time for Game 6, which is set for 8 p.m. Saturday night, but word is already getting out that he won't make it.

In the contest, Paul had 20 points, all but two in the second half, plus seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.

"We'll see", D'Antoni said.

Iguodala, who has missed Games 4 and 5, has a left lateral leg contusion.

"We're extremely confident, as usual, from top to bottom", Harden said. His shortest absence due to a hamstring injury was two games during the 2015 West semifinals against the Rockets, when he played for the LA Clippers.

Coach Steve Kerr was asked about Iguodala's status Friday and said they are waiting on the OK from the team's head performance therapist, Chelsea Lane. The two of them had a blast at the Toyota Center.

The Rockets and Warriors face off tomorrow in Game 6. The Warriors, on the other hand, are desperately trying to avoid going down a game and having to deal with a potential Game 7 in Houston.

The Houston Rockets are now just one win from advancing to the NBA Finals after edging out the Warriors in a critical 98-94 win in Game 5.

After losing Game 1 of the series, the Rockets made the best of home-court advantage this time, thrilling a sellout crowd that included Justin Timberlake, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt and rapper Travis Scott. "Injuries happen and we've just got to play with whoever is out there".

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