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Houston Rockets to Play without Chris Paul, Still Recovering from Hamstring

OAKLAND, CA – OCTOBER 17: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors on October 17, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets continue to surge on top of the Western Conference team standing at the ongoing NBA season this year and their last victim is the Portland Trail Blazers to seal their 58th win last Wednesday.

Unfortunately, the Rockets are still missing the services of their key point guard Chris Paul who obtained a hamstring injury and based on the reported news through ESPN, Paul is not yet playing against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.

He might also be missing the game against the Atlanta Hawks at the Toyota Center, but the Rockets are already on the playoff series for being the #1 team in their division.

According to head coach Mike D’Antoni, they will still need to evaluate the condition of their point guard and determine if he can already suit up for the team on their Sunday or Tuesday’s game.

Paul who appeared on the game against the Trail Blazers made an effort to play, but his hamstring injury somehow bothered him and this is the reason why the team decided not to put him in again.

The Rockets won 11 out of 18 games without Chris Paul who had been playing well since he joined the team after leaving the L.A. Clippers.

From the information shared through NBA.com, his average for this season with the Rockets is 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game.

Currently, his team looks good heading to the playoff series with 58-14 standing.


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