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Austin Rivers (illness) ruled out for Rockets Game 1

Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers (illness) will not play on Sunday versus the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

What It Means:

Rivers played 17.4 minutes per game off the bench in the first round. His absence should create more minutes for Danuel House and Gerald Green. Iman Shumpert could also be more involved.

Rivers averaged 6.2 points and 1.2 triples in the first round.