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D'Antoni Updates Paul's Status Ahead Of Game 7

Rockets officially list Paul questionable after missing game 6

May 27, 2018 - 11:00 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- After missing the Rockets game six loss in Oakland due to an injured right hamstring, the Rockets listed Chris Paul questionable Sunday for game seven.

“I think it’s a game-time decision, whatever it is, probably doubtful or questionable," Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni said on a conference call Sunday.

Paul suffered the injury in the final minute of the Rockets game five win over the Golden State Warriors. He exited the game with 22.4 seconds left and did not return. He began getting treatment as soon as the game ended, and D'Antoni expects that to continue.

"I think (the treatment) is going good. He looks questionable. I'm sure the team doctors will check him out tomorrow. We might not know until afternoon. We'll play it by ear."

Despite announcing Paul would miss game six more than 30 hours before tip off, Paul still made the trip to Oakland and sat on the bench in uniform. D'Antoni outlined how the decision on his status would be made prior to Monday's game at Toyota Center. 

"He's just getting treatment and trying to make sure it calms down. The doctors and our trainers are working on him 24 hours a day almost. They will, tomorrow morning, re-evaluate it again, probably tomorrow afternoon again. If I get the nod from the trainers, Chris, and the doctors then he'll be ready to go. Probably if any of those three disagree than he's probably not going. I think it's a game time decision."

D'Antoni did add that if Paul's status is clear one way or the other well before the 8:00 tip, the team will make announcement. 

"We're not going to be coy with it. As soon as we know, we'll say it."

On the Warriors' front, forward Andre Iguodala remains questionable with a left lateral leg contusion. He's missed the last three games after starting the series' first three games. His replacement in the Warriors' starting lineup, Kevon Looney was added to Golden State's injury report. The team lists him questionable with a sore left toe.