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Chris Paul exits Game 5 with right hamstring injury

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Chris Paul (Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets earned a thrilling Game 5 victory on Thursday, sitting one way away from The Finals with a 98-94 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Yet, the biggest takeaway is the status of Chris Paul, who suffered a right hamstring injury in the final minute of the game.

Paul reached for his hamstring after a drive to the basket, limping noticeably and eventually checking out of the game.

When asked if he'd play Game 6, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said "we'll see." He did mention the star guard is "worried" about the injury.

Paul finished the game with another quality performance, scoring 18 of his 20 points in the second half. He also recorded seven rebounds, six assists and three steals to go with zero turnovers.

His effort was critical with All-Star teammate James Harden struggling with his shot throughout the game, going 0-for-11 from 3-point range. Another Rocket who picked up slack was Eric Gordon, who D'Antoni says will be the team's "playmaker" should Paul miss Game 6.

"They'll do whatever they can do. If he's there, great. If he isn't, we have enough guys. ... We'll be all right."

Paul will be re-evaluated on Friday, with Game 6 tipping off on Saturday at 9 ET.

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