Together with National Basketball Association scoring champion James Harden, who averaged 30.4 points in the regular season and has netted 28.1 a game in the playoffs, Paul had the Rockets playing as a serious championship contender.
Last season's playoff results: Rockets eliminated by San Antonio Spurs 4-2 in second round; Warriors won NBA Finals. The only question now is if the Rockets will return home as Western Conference champs or with a Game 7 against Golden State on deck.
But now he will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night because of a hamstring injury.
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As a result of their Game 5 win, the Rockets have moved ahead of the Warriors in the series, 3-2. Paul scored 18 points on six-of-12 shooting in the second half after scoring two points and missing all seven of his field-goal attempts before half-time.
"We don't want to come and be pouting around", he said. That reevaluation determined that Paul will not play in Game 6, with his status for a possible Game 7 on Monday still undetermined.
The Warriors should feel great heading into Game 6.
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The Rockets went 15-6 this season in games without Paul when Capela and Harden were in the lineup. They have managed 34 points their last two fourth quarters.
In the final minute of the Houston Rockets' Game 5 win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, Chris Paul appeared to injure his hamstring on a drive.
After a 56-56 tie through the first 24 minutes, the Warriors used a typically strong third quarter to take out the Rockets 119-106 and snatch homecourt advantage in the series opener. We try to feed that off to him as well: "'Be happy, be ready; get this thing right, get this thing going and be back in no time'". But trying to close out this Warriors team without Paul will be a monumental challenge for the Rockets.
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"Every facet of the game, he was controlling the tempo", James said after Friday morning's practice session in Cleveland, referring to Paul's Game 5 performance.