02 Feb Rockets’ Chris Paul plays vs. Nuggets, likely to sit out Saturday
DENVER – Rockets guard Chris Paul will likely sit out the second half of the Rockets’ back-to-back on Saturday against the Jazz, but after some brief uncertainty was cleared to play against the Nuggets on Friday.
Paul had been listed as questionable to play on Friday because of lower back soreness after Thursday’s practice. He went through his usual morning shooting and pregame routine, having no issues.
"He went through most of practice," Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. "He just tweaked it a little bit. It wasn’t anything.
"It’s a product of maybe a bad bed, too. Who knows."
Rockets center Nenê sat out the first half of the back-to-back but is expected to play against the Jazz.