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Chris Paul Drops 41 to Eliminate the Jazz in Game 5

Screen capture courtesy of the NBA/YouTube.

Screen capture courtesy of the NBA/YouTube.

Chris Paul knocked down eight three-pointers on his way to a playoff career-high 41 points, while handing out 10 assists, and pulling down seven rebounds without a turnover in a 112-102 Houston Rockets’ victory in Game 5, eliminating the Utah Jazz.

P.J. Tucker scored a playoff career-best 19 points, to go with six rebounds, and three blocks. James Harden added 18 points in a relatively quiet game for him, but he was reportedly “under the weather”.

Donovan Mitchell heated up in the third quarter scoring had 22 of his 24 points for Utah before leaving with seven minutes left with a left leg injury and did not return to the court. There has been no update to his condition, but he was seen wearing a precautionary walking boot after the game

Alec Burks stepped up for the Jazz scoring 22 points off the bench, while Rudy Gobert finished with 12 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks. Royce O’Neale got the starting nod and came through with 17 points in a losing effort.

The Houston Rockets will Now move on to face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.

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