The Houston Rockets scored a huge, 98-94 Game 5 win over the Golden State Thursday to put the Warriors on the brink of elimination, but got a big scare in the final moments when point guard Chris Paul left the game with a hamstring injury.
Paul drove the lane for a layup during the final seconds of the game and collided with Warriors guard Quinn Cook. He came up grabbing his right hamstring and left the final 22.4 seconds of the game.
Chris Paul suffers an injury late in game 5 pic.twitter.com/VLGm7MXklq
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TNT’s Kristen Ledlow reported that the Rockets confirmed that the injury is a right hamstring injury. He is receiving treatment, and his status will be updated Friday morning after further evaluation.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 25, 2018
Mike D’Antoni told reporters that Paul is “worried.”
D'Antoni on Chris Paul: "He's worried."
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) May 25, 2018
D’Antoni said that Eric Gordon will fill in for Paul if he can’t play in Saturday’s Game 6.
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said Eric Gordon will move to the role of playmaker if Chris Paul doesn’t return from a hamstring injury in Game 6.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 25, 2018
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