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Chris Paul | Guard | #3

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (4) / NO
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Chris Paul will not play in Game 6 on Saturday against Golden State due to a right hamstring strain.
CP3 tweaked his right hamstring late in the fourth quarter of Game 5 on Thursday. He'll be re-evaluated again once the team returns to Houston, but this is not the news that the Rockets wanted to hear. Eric Gordon will have to step up on the offensive end in a major way, which he's shown he can do. This season when Paul and James Harden were sitting, Gordon averaged 34.6 points and 6.5 assists per 40 minutes. He played 36 minutes in Game 5, his most of this postseason. Expect somewhere around there again in Game 6. May 25 - 12:25 PM

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After Game 5 on Thursday Chris Paul (right hamstring) said, "I will be all right."

When asked about Game 6 he said, "Oh yeah." CP3 was hopping in a Maybach outside of the Toyota Center after the game and appears to be confident in his status for Game 6, which would be series changing news for the Rockets if he’s able to play. Paul is optimistic, but he'll still need to be re-evaluated and we can expect some form of update by Friday afternoon.
May 25 - 9:33 AM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said he's "worried" about Chris Paul (right hamstring) playing in Game 6 on Saturday.

"He'll be evaluated tomorrow," D'Antoni said. If there is good news on this, it's that it's not a left hammy issue because that is the leg that gave him problems during this season. Based on how distraught CP3 looked as he went to the locker room after the game, it would almost be a shock to see him out there for Game 6, and maybe he can play in Game 7. Eric Gordon and James Harden will both have to play lights out.
May 25 - 12:20 AM

Chris Paul hurt his hamstring late in the fourth quarter on Thursday and did not return.

This is not good. Paul was grabbing his right hammy after he fell down, but he had a wrap over his left hammy on the bench. His left hamstring was the bad one this season and CP3 looked upset on the bench, so this is troubling news and could keep him out. Worst yet, CP3 saved the day with a strong second half, finishing with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and four 3-pointers. Expect several updates in the next day.
May 24 - 11:31 PM

Chris Paul had been dealing with pain in his right foot since Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, but he doesn't plan on taking any time off.

"It's about as good as it's going to be right now," Paul said. "But for us, it's not about that. It's about going out there and getting stops and making big plays when we needed to." CP3 looked off during Game 3 when he didn't get his first shot to fall until the third quarter, but he was crucial in Houston's Game 4 win with 27 points on 10-of-20 shooting and acknowledged he was feeling much better. He's still not quite 100%, but he's determined to continue to fight through the pain.
Source: ESPN
May 23 - 10:02 AM

Chris Paul hit a monster 3-pointer and finished with 27 points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and five 3-pointers on 10-of-20 shooting as the Rockets beat the Warriors 95-92 in a thriller to tie their series at 2-2 in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night.

Paul helped the Rockets go on a 25-12 run to end the game and was the most amped player on the court when it was over, but he curiously made a free throw with 0.5 seconds remaining that left the door open for GSW, but Steph Curry's open look at the buzzer was off target. After Curry led the Warriors to a 34-17 rout in the third quarter it looked like this game, and series, were over, but the Rockets pulled off a miracle. James Harden led the Rockets with 30 points in the win and Game 5 is in Houston on Thursday night.
May 22 - 11:35 PM

Chris Paul downplayed the left calf issue on Monday and confirmed that he'll be ready to go for Tuesday's Game 4 in Golden State.

"I'm OK, I'm OK. Trying to get treatment and all of that and be ready for tomorrow," said Paul. When asked specifically what he's dealing with, Paul replied: "No, I'm cool. Just trying to figure out what we can do to make adjustments to win Game 4." CP3 did not look 100% during Sunday's Game 3 loss, and he was seen getting worked on early in the game while he was on the bench, but obviously, this won't be an issue that forces him to miss any game-time action.
May 21 - 5:01 PM

Chris Paul needed 16 shots to score 13 points on Sunday, making five of his attempts with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 33 minutes.

CP3 battled soreness in his lower right leg during Game 2 and may not have been 100 percent, but he was playing without any medical restrictions. He began the game 0-of-6 from the field and didn't score until the 2:59 mark in the second quarter, and much of his production came with the game out of reach in the second half. Game 4 looms large on Tuesday, giving Paul one day to regain his rhythm.
May 20 - 10:43 PM

Chris Paul has no lingering issues from the soreness he experienced in his left calf late in Game 2.

Paul was seen limping slightly in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win over the Warriors, and had an ice pack on his lower leg at the end of the game. However, he is good to go for Sunday's Game 3. "His foot was bothering him a little bit," coach Mike D'Antoni said. "It shouldn't be a problem. Just normal. Nothing that would sideline him or anything. He's good." Paul also told reported that he's "all right."
May 19 - 1:20 PM

Chris Paul was dealing with "some soreness" late in Game 2 on Wednesday, but has been cleared to practice on Friday and Saturday.

Paul was seen with a large ice pack on his lower left leg while sitting on the bench late in the fourth quarter of Game 2, but it appears it to be only a minor injury. As Rockets reporter Jonathan Feigen tweeted out on Friday afternoon: "'Some soreness' is not an issue, especially if [Paul] is cleared to practice for two days. If it were an issue, they would definitely hold him out now since the game is not until Sunday." CP3 should be ready to rock in Game 4.
May 18 - 1:06 PM

Chris Paul scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds, three assists and a steal in Houston's Game 1 loss to Golden State on Monday.

CP3 couldn't follow up his 41-point performance in the series-clincher over the Jazz with an encore, but he still managed 23 points in a double-double and led the team in rebounds with 11. On the flipside, if the Rockets are going to win this series, Capela needs to be snagging more boards than Paul.
May 15 - 12:13 AM

Chris Paul had 41 points, making eight 3-pointers to go along with seven rebounds, 10 assists and no turnovers in the Rockets 112-110 series-clinching win over the Jazz on Tuesday.

CP3 took over in the fourth, scoring 20 of his career postseason-high 41 points in the final frame en route to a series win and his first ever trip to the Western Conference Finals. This is the first time Paul has ever scored 20 in a quarter in his career, going 7-of-9 from the field and 4-of-4 from deep during the fourth. He had no turnovers in this one and has only turned it over once over his last three games. He's also the first player to have 40 points, 10 assists and no turnovers in a playoff game since turnovers became an official stat in 1977-78.
May 8 - 10:28 PM

Chris Paul finished the Rockets' Game 4 win on Sunday with 27 points on 12-of-23 shooting, 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

CP3 was celebrating his 33rd birthday and his mid-range game was cooking tonight, resulting in his best shooting performance of the series. He mixed it up with fans during the game and his lone turnover came on a bizarre attempt to sell a foul on Joe Ingles, but his court game spoke for itself. Houston is one win away from the Western Conference Finals and they can advance with a victory at home on Tuesday.
May 6 - 10:49 PM

Chris Paul had seven turnovers in Sunday's Game 1 win over Utah, finishing with 17 points, four boards, six assists, four steals, and three triples.

The counting stats and overall line are nice, but the seven turnovers are not, and it's rare that you see a game in which CP3 has more TO's than dimes. Regardless, Paul's performance obviously didn't impact the Rockets ability to get their attack in order, and we'd expect a bounce-back performance from Paul on Wednesday in Game 2.
Apr 29 - 6:16 PM

The Rockets are starting Chris Paul, James Harden, Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, and Clint Capela for Sunday's Game 1 vs. Utah.

No surprises here. Tucker is a better fit for Houston's starting five than Ryan Anderson, and the Rockets will also benefit from the return of Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) as well.
Apr 29 - 3:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3Gerald Green
4R.J. Hunter
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Joe Johnson
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Zhou Qi
5Chinanu Onuaku