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Breaking News: Chris Paul OUT for Game 6

May 25, 2018 - 12:37 pm

By Austin Medina

The Houston Rockets just got some terrible news.

Paul was a huge reason why the Rockets won Game 5 in Houston Thursday night. He scored 20 points and was tremendous down the stretch, making timely and clutch shots. 

Without Paul in Game 6, the Rockets will have to rely heavily on James Harden to handle and facilitate. Harden is the favorite for MVP this season, though has struggled in the series with Golden State. After going 0-11 from three in Thursday's game, Harden has now missed his last 20 three-point attempts. 

Head coach Mike D'Antoni will have to depend on Eric Gordon, who is typically the sixth man, to play more minutes. Look for Gerald Green and Gordon to compliment Harden at all times. 

The big question now is whether or not Paul would be available for a potential Game 7 in Houston. The Rockets can close the Warriors out Saturday but they would have to do so without Paul.