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Chris Paul is fine despite slight foot injury in Game 2

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 16: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets drives against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half of Game Two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 16, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 16: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets drives against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half of Game Two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 16, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The star point guard for the Rockets seems to be good and ready to go for Game 3 against the Warriors.

Chris Paul had a little bit of foot soreness at the end of the second game of the series against the Golden State Warriors. Thankfully for the Rockets, he seems to be doing just fine.

CP3 has struggled with injuries for most of his career. To begin this season, even, he missed 14 of the first 15 games. He still managed to have a fantastic year and is one of the main reasons that the Rockets are this good.

Keeping one of the greatest point guards of all time healthy should be the No. 1 priority for Houston right now as they prepare for Game 3. Still, Paul is healthy enough to continue practicing on these off days.

Let’s hope that he is 100% for the rest of the postseason.

WCF for the first time in his career

This is the longest into a season that Chris Paul has ever played in during his time in the NBA. For the first time in his Hall of Fame career, CP3 is in the Western Conference Finals.

Could that have an effect on his body? He is certainly well-conditioned and able to play as many games as necessary.

Despite playing for an extended amount of time, this season is certainly not the most games that Chris Paul has ever played in a season. In 2007-08, he played a total of 92 games (80 regular season, 12 playoffs). He was much younger, but his play was able to improve as he got deeper into the playoffs.

So far in the playoffs this year, CP3 is averaging 18.6 points and 8 assists a night while shooting 38% from deep. His Game 5 closeout domination against the Jazz was one of his best games of the season. He certainly wanted that Conference Finals appearance and he is hungry for more.

Stay healthy, CP3!

Next: Can the Rockets at least split the next two games in Oakland?

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