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PBT Extra: Pressure falls on James Harden, Rockets’ bench with Chris Paul out

The Warriors are favored to win Game 6 without Chris Paul in the Rockets' lineup and Houston needs to prepare to rely on its bench more in the event that his hamstring keeps him from Game 7.

Chris Paul is out for Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals with a strained hamstring, and that almost certainly will sideline him for Game 7 as well.

That changes the feel of this series.

The Rockets still just have to win one of the next two games to advance to the NBA Finals, and one of those is at home. However, without CP3 a couple of things need to happen. James Harden needs to find his shooting stroke. Gerald Green and the Rockets’ bench needs to step up. And Houston has to keep defending the way they have the last two games.

It’s not going to be easy (especially on the road in Game 6), but the Rockets still have a real opportunity to advance to the NBA Finals.