Rockets guard Chris Paul had not played both games of a back-to-back since returning from his strained hamstring Jan. 27, sitting out the second game in as many nights Feb. 2.

He had played the second game in as many nights Dec. 20, cheap nba jerseys from china
the game he was hurt against the Heat. But after completing another back-to-back against the Heat on Thursday, he said he felt “great.”

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“Great. It felt cool. I felt great,” Paul said after Thursday’s game. “We could play tomorrow if they want to.”

Paul struggled through much of Thursday’s game, but finished strong, hitting four free throws and the win-clinching jump shot down the stretch.

“It was key for us,” Rockets guard James Harden said of Paul’s finish. “That was the winning part of the game. I put the ball in his hands, he made some foul shots and big-time foul shots, That’s what we need. He was confident. He came up clutch for us. Big-time shots.”