The Rockets picked up a big win in Game 5 on Thursday night, but they may have suffered a very big loss as well.
Inside the final minute of the fourth quarter, Chris Paul drove on Warriors guard Quinn Cook. Paul missed the shot and his landing seemed innocent enough, but the All-Star guard came up limping and was holding the back of his right leg as the play moved to the Warriors' end of the court. After a stoppage in play a few moments later, Paul limped to the sideline and didn't return to the game.
Following the game, the Rockets announced that Paul is being evaluated for a right hamstring injury. According to the TNT broadcast, Paul is receiving treatment for the injury and the team will release more information on Friday.
Before the injury, Paul played a huge part in putting the Rockets in position to win. He finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Game 6 between the Rockets and Warriors is on Saturday at 6pm. Coverage begins with Warriors Outsiders on NBC Sports Bay Area at 4:30pm and continues with Warriors Playoff Central at 5pm.
|Game 1||Warriors 119, Rockets 106|
|Game 2||Rockets 127, Warriors 105|
|Game 3||Warriors 126, Rockets 85|
|Game 4||Rockets 95, Warriors 92|
|Game 5||Rockets 98, Warriors 94|
|Game 6||Oakland -- Saturday, May 26th at 6pm|
|Game 7||Houston -- Monday, May 28th at 6pm|