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Report: Early answer on Chris Paul hamstring injury ‘not good’

An awkward landing and hamstring injury removed Chris Paul from the court during the Houston Rockets’ Game 5 win over the Golden State Warriors, and the earliest report isn’t a promising one.

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

Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni wasn’t optimistic about the injury immediately after Game 5, and the limited-to-no improvement overnight could be discouraging for the team.

After all, CP3 has played a leading role in his squad taking a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

Paul scored 18 second-points to guide Houston past Golden State 98-94 on Thursday, and he netted 27 points in the Rockets’ Game 4 win. Paul said he’ll be alright, but Houston fans surely are concerned.

This report doesn’t mean CP3 won’t be available for Games 6 or 7. However, the best-case scenario appears that Paul will be dealing with a nagging injury in a potential series-clinching game (or two).

And with a motivated Warriors team on the other side, any limitation could be hugely problematic for CP3 and Houston.