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NBA: Paul Silences Critics, Doubtful For Rockets

After leading the Los Angeles Clippers past the San Antonio Spurs, Chris Paul may have to miss their first game with the Houston Rockets. Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has confirmed point guard Chris Paul is a doubt for game one of their NBA Western Conference semifinals series with the Houston Rockets. Point guard Paul picked up a hamstring injury in game seven of the Clippers’ first-round series against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.

Paul played through the pain, though, and led the Clippers to a dramatic 111-109 victory at the Staples Center, scoring 27 points and banking the game-winning shot off the glass with a second remaining. The Clippers now travel to Houston for today’s opener with the Rockets, but Paul may be a frustrated spectator at the Toyota Center.

When asked if he was concerned about Paul’s injury, Rivers said: “Yeah, yeah, very. “Someone is going to have to step up. I was thinking it’s funny how coaches think with three minutes left, I’m thinking, ‘okay, if we win this game, thank God I signed Lester [Hudson] because now you have two guards left’.”

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