Rockets Issue New Update On Status Of Chris Paul For Game 7

Pat McCaw

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Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals is Monday in Houston and Golden State Warriors fans are gearing up.

Will the Rockets have Chris Paul for Game 7? Paul was a huge part of Houston's wins in Games 4 and 5, averaging 23.5 points in those contests, and 21.1 points and 5.8 assists in the series as a whole. They opened with an 11-0 run to spark a dominant second half that made National Basketball Association history. They had 25 in the entire second half.

The victor of the series will face either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. On Monday night, the airwaves are a little more crowded than on Sunday, with ABC airing a new Bachelorette, Fox running two bonus episodes of the just-canceled Lucifer, and NBC offering Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. And we found ourselves with a Western Conference finals series knotted at three games apiece instead.

He was a combined 20 of 32 from 3-point range in those two games.

"No, I truly felt something coming", Kerr said.

Ultimately, the 2018-19 Warriors are going to look awfully similar to the 2017-18 Warriors. "And this is what we play for". The Warriors scored the first 11 points of the second half to climb out of a 61-51 hole and had seized an 84-77 lead entering the fourth quarter - helped along by Gordon's missing three free throws.

Reports of the demise of the Golden State Warriors have been greatly exaggerated.

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The Warriors outscored Houston 93-47 over the final three quarters.

"Trade Draymond Green or Klay Thompson". Curry did it again moments later from deep.

"Let Kevin Durant leave, he's only taking shots away from Steph Curry".

It doesn't seem like a coincidence that Houston's turnover number ballooned with Paul off the floor.

Yellow-clad Oracle came alive, too.

The Warriors were also short-handed, with Andre Iguodala, the most valuable player in the 2015 N.B.A. finals, missing his third successive game with a lower leg contusion. In fact, the Cavaliers became the first team to win a road Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals since the 2006 Pistons. He's capable of bringing up the ball (as he did when Curry was out with a knee injury for the first half of the playoffs) and defending guards and forwards. They played brilliantly in the first half of their Game 6 loss, scoring 39 points in the first quarter, and they remained convincingly upbeat despite Paul's untimely injury. We need to be ready to play. He's getting treatment several times a day and doing all the right things.

Having him on hand still meant so much.

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