REPORT: Rockets to rest Chris Paul vs. Cavs on Saturday
The Houston Rockets take on the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday night and All-Star point guard Chris Paul will not play.
The Rockets are resting Chris Paul since the team played Friday night. Houston lost to the Detroit Pistons on the road. Paul played 36 minutes versus Detroit and finished with 20 points and nine assists.
Rockets will not have Chris Paul against #Cavs tonight. Resting in the second game of a back-to-back.
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) November 24, 2018
In 15 games this season, Chris Paul is averaging 17.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. The nine-time All-Star is shooting 44.1 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free-throw line.
The Rockets enter Saturday with a record of just 9-8, although the team has won five of its last six games. Houston scored the second most points per game last year, but this season has been a struggle so far. The Rockets are averaging just 106.9 points per contest, which ranks 21st in the NBA.
The Cavs are coming off a big win on Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers, so the team has some confidence heading into this matchup with the Rockets. Houston will need a big game from reigning MVP James Harden if they want to beat the Cavs, who despite having a poor record, play hard and have some good defenders.
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