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Rockets' Chris Paul: James Harden wants playoff success as bad as I do


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Published 5:49 p.m. ET July 14, 2017 | Updated 9:13 p.m. ET July 14, 2017

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HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul didn’t talk about his legacy, and never uttered the word “championship” on Friday when he was officially introduced as the newest member of the Houston Rockets.

Still, Paul’s motivation for opting into the last year of his contract so the Los Angeles Clippers could orchestrate his trade to Houston was clear. He and the Rockets believe that adding him to a team headlined by James Harden gives both parties a much better shot to chase a title.

“It’s not just about me coming here to help him,” Paul said. “He’s going to help me. We’re going to help each other, and we’re going to help this team hopefully get to where we want to be at.”

The Rockets haven’t won a championship since winning back-to-back…

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