Rockets’ Chris Paul out for Game 7 of Western Conference Finals

Iguodala Day-to-Day Paul Game Time Decision for Game 7 Ian Smith

Iguodala Day-to-Day Paul Game Time Decision for Game 7 Ian Smith

The Golden State Warriors put on a show in the second half on Saturday to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference Finals. With James Harden struggles on the court for most of the series, it had been Paul that picked up the slack and lead the Rockets to a 3-2 lead ahead of Game 6. Still, the odds are against them; they may have to win without Chris Paul, their superstar point guard who is a game-time decision with a hamstring strain. They had been top-10 in the National Basketball Association in possessions per game for five years before this season, when adding Paul allowed them to tighten their halfcourt sets. Stephen Curry led the way with 14 points in the frame - only one fewer than the Rockets - and hit 4 of 5 3s, including one with 3:58 remaining in the quarter that gave Golden State the lead for good.

It slows the Warriors' offense down while making them more predictable, and that favors the Rockets' defense. He played 46 minutes the following game but still came up big with 46 points to send the series to a seventh and deciding game.

Steph Curry scored 27 points for the Warriors as they ran out 101-92 winners against the Rockets in Houston.

Houston missed Paul's composure and steady point guard hand, which could be expected.

Harden harkened back to a team-bonding trip the Rockets took to the Bahamas over the summer, saying he would have readily accepted at the time an opportunity to play a Game 7 at home with a chance to advance to the NBA Finals. Don't be shocked if he starts Game 7 for Golden State. They had 25 in the entire second half.

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Avenatti, meanwhile, continues to garner public support for his client in her suit against Trump and Cohen. Later that week, the president said the newly hired Mr Giuliani needed time to "get his facts straight".

Remember, the Rockets have now gone four straight games without breaking 100 points, and Harden appeared beaten in the fourth quarter Saturday where he went scoreless.

Game 7 tips at 9 p.m. ET on Monday in Houston, with the victor advancing to the NBA Finals. Kevin Durant scored 23.

If Iguodala and Paul return, they may not necessarily be at full strength, but their presence will certainly make an already exciting game that much more compelling.

The Warriors held no such pre-camp huddle - champions have what others want - yet knew that once the Rockets added Paul, Houston would be their toughest test since Durant signed up. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said what everyone feels about Paul and his hamstring injury: It stinks.

On Sunday, LeBron James dropped 35 points and lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to it's fourth consecutive NBA Finals, his 8th consecutive appearance overall.

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