FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets' Chris Paul watches during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. The Rockets will be without star guard Chris Paul for Game 6 because of a strained hamstring, a huge blow for a team trying to close out the Warriors. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Paul receiving regular treatment to return for Rockets

May 26, 2018 - 7:39 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rockets star Chris Paul is receiving treatment "around the clock" on his injured right hamstring and coach Mike D'Antoni hopes it will only be a matter of days before he is healthy again.

The timeline remained unclear whether Paul might be fine to play a possible Game 7 if the Rockets lost Saturday night's Game 6 and had to return to Houston to face the Golden State Warriors again Monday night. Eric Gordon started in Paul's place Saturday at Oracle Arena.

D'Antoni said: "I think he'll play as soon as he can. It's just not a question of trying to outsmart. He's going to play. As soon as he's able to walk and run, he'll do it. There was no shot at it today."

Golden State forward Andre Iguodala was out for a third straight game this series after he sustained a bone bruise in his left knee during Game 3. Coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala still has pain when running, so he's still listed as day to day.


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