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Chris Paul out for Game 7 of Western Conference finals due to hamstring injury

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul reacts during the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.
Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul reacts during the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets Chris Paul will not play in Game 7 of Western Conference Finals due to a hamstring injury.

Paul was listed as questionable for Game 7, but Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said there is no way he can play.

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"Everybody came to the same conclusion. There's no way," D'Antoni said.

He missed out on Game 6 after he injured his right hamstring late in the fourth quarter of Game 5 on Thursday night when he landed after a missed jump shot.

The Rockets lost Game 6 at Golden State, 115-86, on Saturday night, which allowed the team to tie the series and force a Game 7 at Toyota Center.

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The Rockets are trying to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1995 against a Golden State team that hopes to reach the finals for the fourth straight season.

D'Antoni said they made the decision because: "He couldn't explode. He couldn't push off of it."

The teams will face off for Game 7 on Monday at 8 p.m.


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