Rockets' Chris Paul Leaves With Injury Late In Fourth Quarter

posted by Bill Strange - 

The Rockets grabbed a gritty 98-94 Game Five win over the Warriors in the Western Conference finals, but it didn't come without unfortunate ramifications.  Houston star Chris Paul left the game with a right hamstring injury with 22.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter.   Paul finished with 20 points, 18 of which came in the second half, including four huge hits from behind the arc.  ESPN reports the team says Paul will be evaluated today after MRI results are in before his status for Game 6 is determined.  An update on Paul's status will come on Friday.  The Rockets have a three-games-to-two lead and can close out the series in Game Six Saturday in Oakland.  It would be their first NBA Finals appearance since 1995. 

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