The Rockets managed to go 15-6 this season in games Paul missed when they had MVP front-runner Harden and blossoming center Clint Capela available.
Up 3-2 in their Western Conference Finals matchup against the reigning National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets are just one win away from the Finals. When Harden sits, the Rockets will need to rely on the playmaking capabilities of Eric Gordon, who coach Mike D'Antoni said will start in Paul's place, and Trevor Ariza. As the Rockets had done at Oracle in Game 4, the Warriors fought back to tie the game at halftime. Houston doesn't dig out of a 12-0 hole without Paul, who never blinked. This team is the best third-quarter team in the National Basketball Association, and that needs to continue.
Unfortunately for the Rockets, Paul aggravated a previous hamstring injury in the final minute of Thursday's Game 5 win.
Paul is averaging 18.6 points, 7.9 assists, and 5.4 rebounds per game this postseason.
"When we were kind of teetering, he made two or three threes", D'Antoni said. He's one of the best players that have played the game. I think they're sitting in there and they're angry, as they should be. He did say Paul is "worried" about the injury.
"Yeah, they're switching a lot when I get in the post now", Durant said after scoring a game-high 29 points on 8-for-22 shooting.
The Houston Rockets' win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals came at a price.
Should the Warriors win Saturday, Game 7 will be Monday back in Houston. As far as the point guard's status for Game 6 goes, "We'll see". "If he's there, great, good for him. But great opportunity for other guys and we have plenty to choose from and we'll be ready".
In the immediate aftermath of the injury, Paul wore the look of a man who had been there before. It's going to be a bitter pill for Rockets fans to swallow if their team doesn't make it to the NBA Finals and they're nearly certainly going to say that the Warriors are only there because of luck.
They were kids' books, books about sports, books about the sea. "You have to be able to compress and condense", said Mr. A memorial is being planned in NY , possibly in September, his biographer Blake Bailey said. "Abundance and emptiness.
The teachers walked from the North Carolina Association of Educators office to the North Carolina State Legislative Building. More than three dozen school districts, including the 10 largest in the state, have chose to close classrooms as a result.
Ryan Sheffield, who gave the president an F for his grammar, told Mr Trump he should probably "see me after class". But he left the door open for talks, saying officials were willing "to sit face-to-face at any time".
The news came just after iZettle announced last week that it would list an IPO on the Nasdaq in Stockholm later this year. The deal will also help PayPal provide a more comprehensive suite of services to its merchants.
Stewart isn't the first to go barefoot at Cannes , in 2016 actress Julia Roberts went shoeless to the premiere of Money Monster . Last year, during a roundtable conversation at the event, Stewart had reportedly said, "Things have to change immediately".
The judge also asked for adult protective services because he is concerned about the strained relationship, according to WSTM . They gave him parental advice that included, "Organize the things you need for work and to manage an apartment".
This was also, notably, 11 days before the New York Times first reported on the existence of the meeting. Publicist Rob Goldstone approached Trump Jr . about possibly having dirt on Clinton from the Russians.
The commission said it hopes to have the measure in force before Augut 6 when the first batch of USA sanctions take effect. It remains to be seen exactly how the European Union will activate the Blocking Regulation.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed the officials to undertake rescue operations on a war footing. When the launch tilted, those sitting on the upper deck jumped into the river and were rescued by locals.
Storms named Alberto have threatened Gulf Coast before
It will send a plume of tropical moisture towards the Gulf Coast for the weekend and that means very heavy rainfall is possible. As Alberto moves into the Gulf on Saturday, Southwest Florida will be in the infamous right front quadrant of the storm.
LeBron, Cavs push Celtics to Game 7
It sure has looked at times as though he relishes these moments, though James said otherwise at Cavaliers shootaround Friday. The Cavs have struggled to create shots outside of James, but when he's playing this well, it splits the difference.
Tell us what you hear: Yanny or Laurel?
It seems fairly evenly split in Twitter debates in terms of which word people hear - which makes sense. He played it for his peers, who disagreed over whether the syllables formed "Yanny" or "Laurel ".
The Right Stuff Author Tom Wolfe Dies at 88
Born in Virginia in 1931, Wolfe went straight into reportage out of university, beginning at the Springfield Union in MA . He is survived by his wife Sheila, the cover designer for Harper's Magazine , his daughter Alexandra, and son Tommy.