Rockets' Chris Paul ruled out for Game 6 of Western Conference Finals

26 May, 2018, 17:11 | Author: Greg Lawrence

Western Conference Finals schedulePaul will be re-evaluated after the Rockets return to Houston for a possible Game 7 in the Western Conference Finals.

The Rockets have leaned heavily on Paul and James Harden en route to being a win away from the NBA Finals.

Golden State Warriors' All-Star Draymond Green hasn't had a memorable performance in the Western Conference Finals thus far.

According to Kristen Ledlow of National Basketball Association on TNT, Paul will receive treatment all the way up to Game 6, which is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. EST tip on Saturday night. However, the win looks like it may have come at a cost as Paul left the game in the final minutes with a right hamstring injury that could keep him out of Game 6. Paul scored 20 points with seven rebounds and six assists. "But, yeah, [I need to] probably mix it up a bit and see where I can get different catches and touches because they're kind of figuring stuff out for us". Houston (65-17) and Golden State (58-24) finished with the top records in the National Basketball Association, while Boston (55-27) and Cleveland (50-32) finished just behind their Western Conference foes.

"It will not change anything that we do or how we do it", D'Antoni said.

James dominates as Cavs down Celtics to stay alive
Jeff Green scored 14 points (two off his 2018 playoff high) and Larry Nance Jr. added 10 points seven rebounds in Love's absence. Jaylen Brown scored 27 for Boston, who led by five at the end of a spirited first quarter but finally had no answer for James.

Paul was receiving treatment after the game and did not speak to reporters.

The health of Andre Iguodala should also play a large role in this series, given that they've lost the last two games without a key defender and playmaker on the floor.

The Warriors should feel great heading into Game 6. The two of them had a blast at the Toyota Center. The 31-point margin represented the largest victory in Warriors postseason history, and the most lopsided loss in the Rockets' postseason history. 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'". 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.

It was just another moment in what has been a heated series between the Rockets and Warriors and in the rivalry between Paul and Curry.

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