Breaking news from Houston this afternoon, it appears the Rockets veteran guard Chris Paul could miss two or three weeks off the hardwood due to a hamstring injury. During a 101-99 loss to the Miami, Heat Paul was taken out of the game in the 2nd quarter with 6:43 left to play. During the 2nd quarter after a play with Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr, Paul grabbed the back of his left leg signifying a hamstring issue. After an MRI on Friday morning, it was confirmed to be a left hamstring injury.
This injury comes at a rough time as the Western Conference is tightly contested, and Houston is still trying to find their way back to the top of the conference. Rockets Guard Eric Gordon told ESPN “It’s definitely tough because he’s a big-time playmaker and ball handler for us.” Paul is maintaining 15.6 points and 8 assists this season for the Rockets, who host San Antonio on Saturday, and while James Harden has certainly been putting on a show in recent weeks averaging exquisite statistics the Rockets this season re 0-5 without their veteran guard and have been outscored by 9.4 point difference