James Harden could not be happier on the considered Chris Paul re-entering the image throughout his historic scoring-spree. “I am simply blissful to see him again on the courtroom. He spent so lengthy understanding and attempting to get his physique wholesome and proper as effectively,” Harden told the media after securing the W towards the Raptors final night time. And he is completely proper, Chris Paul will undoubtedly assist him shoulder the load, even at the price of his numbers falling again to Earth.
Tim MacMahon of ESPN is reporting that Chris Paul is all however sure of returning to the Rockets’ lineup on Sunday versus the Orlando Magic. A supply intently related to Rockets’ administration mentioned that Paul is at “virtually 100” in his conditioning, not 98 or 99.. Paul’s left hamstring damage was a pressure on the Rockets’ waning playoff prospects till teammate James Harden kicked it into excessive gear.
With Paul out of the lineup the Rockets, led by “The Beard,” have gone a good 12-5, bringing their report to 28-20 within the course of, after sitting within the NBA cellar for the primary couple months of the season. Unfortunately, the Rockets will nonetheless must make do with out middle Clint Capela, who’s out for one more month with a torn proper thumb ligament.