clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Clippers-Rockets: Paul feels fine after Game 3

Chris Paul's hamstring seems to be getting stronger and he says he's going to be ready for Game 4. That's bad news for the Rockets.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers dismantled the Houston Rockets in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in their playoff series. But that's not the bad news for the Rockets. The bad news is that after returning from five days off to rest a hamstring injury, Chris Paul is none the worse for the wear on Friday night.

Coach Doc Rivers gets the significance of this. The Clippers have been better than the Rockets with 23 total minutes of Paul's time through three games. If Paul is getting stronger, then the Rockets are going to be in big trouble.

I said before the game that we would learn a lot more about the series from Game 3. Now that we know that Paul's hamstring has not had an adverse reaction, we probably know all we need to know.