Capela finished with 16 points (8-11 FG, 0-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 31 minutes during Sunday's 129-120 victory over New Orleans. Capela continued to do what he does, recording another double-double with high efficiency and multiple blocks. Despite the fanfare around both James Harden and Chris Paul, Capela has been a constant for the Rockets, playing a crucial role in their success. The team comes up against the surging Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday which should be a highly entertaining matchup.
Capela accounted for 19 points (6-11 FG, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds and three blocks across 30 minutes in Saturday's 107-101 win over the Pelicans. Capela was the fourth wheel on the starting five Saturday, but that role still led to his second consecutive double-double. The fourth-year big has tallied double-digit shot attempts in the last pair of contests as well, an encouraging development considering he'd put the ball up no more than seven times in five of the prior six contests. Capela continues to offer double-double upside any time he steps on the floor, and his defensive prowess has already led to double-digit blocks in four of eight March games as well.
Capela had 19 points (9-16 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, six blocks and one steal in 35 minutes during Thursday's 101-96 victory over the Clippers. Amid speculation, Capela took the floor and appeared untroubled by his thumb injury. He was in and out a number of times prior to tipoff but eventually assumed his regular starting role. He finished with yet another double-double while also adding a season-high six blocked shots. He continues to be one the breakout players of the season and barring any setbacks, should be ready to roll in what should be a fun encounter against the Pelicans on Saturday.
Capela (thumb) will play during Thursday's contest against the Clippers, Adam Spolane of Houston's Sports Radio 610 reports. There was some confusion earlier in the day regarding Capela's availability, though he's ultimately been cleared to take the floor. Over the past five games, he's averaged 10.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 24.2 minutes.
Updating a previous report, Capela (thumb) remains probable for Thursday's game against the Clippers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. There was apparently a mistake in the afternoon update from the Rockets, which incorrectly listed Capela as out. However, it's now been changed back to probable, so if all goes as expected, Capela should take on his normal spot in the starting lineup. Look for official confirmation at some point closer to tip-off.
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