Chris Paul will make his return to the court as the Rockets host the Magic on Sunday (Jan. 27) after missing almost five weeks because of his hamstring injury, according to ESPN. Paul's last game was Dec. 20 loss against Miami.
Houston has suffered through a litany of injuries during the first half of the season. Notably, starting center Clint Capela will be out until at least February after having surgery on his right thumb.
James Harden has been doing more than enough to acquit his ailing squad. Since being forced to put the team on his shoulders, Harden has went on an active 22-game streak of 30 or more points. Harden is averaging 43.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg, and 8.0 apg during his starting point guard 's time off.
Even with Paul's return, Harden's run is likely to continue since the coaching staff pledged to "exercise caution" with working CP3 back into the lineup. Paul's 33.2 minutes per game average will be cut back significantly and he won't play both games in back-to-backs.