Chris Paul Out Game 6 With Right Hamstring Strain

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is focused on keeping his team's season alive by defeating the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night. Paul has set the tone for Houston since its calamitous loss to Golden State in Game 3, fighting through a foot injury to hit timely jumpers and to play fierce defense, often battling chest-to-chest with Kevin Durant, who stands almost a foot taller than him.

Paul will be re-evaluated on Friday, with Game 6 tipping off on Saturday at 9 ET.

The injury was so bad that immediately after Paul suffered it after taking a shot in the lane that missed, he remained on the ground as Golden State stormed back the other way on a 5-on-4 advantage.

In the contest, Paul had 20 points, all but two in the second half, plus seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.

We've seen some ugly basketball tonight, but there have also been great moments. Instead, Kerr has had to use Quinn Cook, who ended up missing a pivotal 3-point attempt in the closing minute of Game 5.

"We haven't been in this position it's a chapter we need to figure out and finish the story", Stephen Curry said. He might really like where his team stands if Andre Iguodala returns from a two-game absence to play Saturday. If the Warriors force a Game 7, it will be held Monday night in Houston. The Rockets take great pride in the fact that they've limited Golden State to less than 100 points in the last two games and think continuing to play great defense is the only way they'll advance. 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'".

Curry brought back his shimmy move during Golden State's blowout win in Game 3. As Rockets fans cheered and the Warriors pushed the ball up the court, Paul made eye contact with Curry and pointedly shook his shoulders. But this is Paul's best chance to beat Curry and the Warriors in the playoffs, despite an injury at the end of Game 5 that has his status for Game 6 up in the air.

Injury Report: Warriors G Patrick McCaw has yet to play this postseason due to a spinal contusion.

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