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Rockets' Chris Paul out at least 2 weeks for hamstring injury

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A hamstring injury that Houston Rockets All-Star guard Chris Paul suffered Thursday night will sideline him for at least two weeks, the team said in a news release.

An MRI on Friday revealed a Grade 2 strain to his left hamstring and ruled out a more serious injury.

Paul will be re-evaluated in two weeks, the Rockets said.

Paul has missed extended periods five times in his career with hamstring injuries, and timelines can always be shortened or extended based on the sensitivity of the healing processes with hamstrings.

The Rockets will lean on reigning MVP James Harden and Eric Gordon in the backcourt, with coach Mike D'Antoni extending the minutes of guard Brandon Knight.

Paul grabbed the back of his leg after cutting near midcourt in the second quarter of the Rockets' 101-99 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday night.

Paul has missed a total of 19 games -- including the playoffs -- with hamstring injuries in his career, according to ESPN Stats & Information. His teams have gone 9-10 in those games.

Paul, 33, has averaged 15.6 points, 8 assists and 2.1 steals this season.