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Chris Paul Diagnosed With Grade-2 Hamstring Strain

Rockets guard will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks

December 21, 2018 - 5:56 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- Rockets guard Chris Paul has been diagnosed with a grade-2 left hamstring strain, the team announced Friday.

The diagnosis came after the Rockets guard underwent an MRI earlier in the day after leaving Thursday's 101-99 loss in Miami during the second quarter. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said in a statement Paul will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Paul is averaging 15 points and eight assists per game in his second season with the Rockets. He's in the first year of a four-year, $160 million contract. He suffered a right hamstring strain in game five of the Western Conference Finals that kept him out for the remainder of the series, and he's missed five games this season, two from an October suspension and three games earlier this month for what the Rockets called left leg soreness.

The 16-15 Rockets will host the San Antonio Spurs Saturday night at Toyota Center.