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    Chris Paul to miss third straight game with groin injury as undermanned Rockets, Celtics clash

    by the web
    Dec 29, 2017

    CHRIS Paul will miss his third straight game due to a groin injury as the undermanned Houston Rockets clash with a shorthanded Boston Celtics side on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).

    Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni expects Paul, who suffered a left adductor strain late in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers last December 20, to return by Friday against the Washington Wizards or Saturday in a rematch with the Lakers.

    Houston went 15-0 with Paul in the lineup before the loss to the Lakers, which also snapped a 14-game win run.

    On a three-game slump heading to the duel with the Celtics, the Rockets will also miss Clint Capela, Luc Mbah a Moute and Troy Williams due to various injuries.

    Boston will not have forwards Jaylen Brown and Semi Ojeleye for the second straight game. 

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