Chris Paul’s Hamstring Is Reportedly ‘Not Good’ The Morning After Game 5 Injury

An awkward landing late in last night’s game 5 between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets may have altered the entire series. Last night, Chris Paul was forced to leave the game after injuring his hamstring on this play.

According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, a Rockets source told him early Friday morning that Paul’s hamstring isn’t feeling good.

While Paul told a reporter that he “would be alright” while leaving the arena last night, neither his father or Rockets coach Mike D’Antonio were optimistic about the injury after the game.

“To get here and have this,” Charles Paul said, shaking his head. “It comes with the job. You never know what’s going to happen.

“Chris doesn’t feel sorry for himself. He’s like, ‘OK, this is what happened. We got to make the best of it.’ He’ll talk to the players on the team and say, ‘Hey, I’m still going to be there, even if I don’t play.'”

We’ll see,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Obviously, you saw him limp off. And he’s a tough guy.”

Asked about Paul’s mood after the game, D’Antoni said simply, “Well, his spirits aren’t great. For sure he’s worried and all that.”

If Paul is out it would be a tough blow for a team that is one win away from upsetting the Golden State Warriors and going to the NBA finals.

Update: Chris Paul is officially out for Game 6

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