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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
33-21 2-8 W1
29-26 5-5 W1
29-27 3-7 W3
14-40 1-9 L9
13-41 3-7 L3

2022 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 11.7 4.0 53.6 3.7 1.0

Top Bruno Fernando News

  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Scores nine off bench

    Fernando closed Saturday's 153-121 loss to the Thunder with nine points (4-4 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one block in 18 minutes.

    Fernando went a perfect 4-for-4 from the field, marking his best scoring performance since Dec. 2 against Phoenix. He also continues to show his stuff as a rim protector by swatting away at least one shot in each of his last three matchups. Fernando has logged 10 or more minutes in seven straight games, averaging 4.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.9 blocks during this stretch.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Returns to bench role

    Fernando isn't starting Monday's game against the Mavericks, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.

    Fernando will unsurprisingly slide back into a bench role Monday now that Alperen Sengun (back) has been given the green light. Fernando is averaging 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in his last seven matchups as a reserve.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Starting Saturday

    Fernando will join the starting five for Saturday's tilt against the Knicks, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    Fernando will slide into the starting center role with Alperen Sengun (back) a late scratch for the contest. in three starts this season, Fernando has averaged 6.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 17.8 minutes per game.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Absent from injury report

    Fernando (illness) is available for Sunday's game against the Bucks, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    Fernando missed the team's last game due to a non-COVID illness but is off the injury report ahead of Sunday's contest. Fernando has been surpassed by Alperen Sengun on the depth chart but has averaged 7.3 points and 5.0 rebounds across 13.7 minutes per game in his last three appearances.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Sitting out Thursday

    Fernando (illness) will sit out Thursday's game versus the Spurs.

    Fernando had played five consecutive games for the Rockets but will not take the floor Thursday. On a positive note, Fernando's absence isn't related to the knee issue that cost him time earlier in the season, and a non-COVID illness doesn't figure to keep him sidelined long. Alperen Sengun, Usman Garuba and Kenyon Martin are among the candidates to soak up Fernando's minutes.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Questionable versus Spurs

    Fernando (illness) is questionable to play in Thursday's game against San Antonio.

    Fernando didn't participate in Wednesday's practice due to a non-COVID illness. If Fernando isn't able to play Thursday, he'll have some additional time to recover ahead of Sunday's game against the Bucks.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Doesn't practice Wednesday

    Fernando didn't participate in Wednesday's practice session due to an illness, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.

    Fernando played double-digit minutes in the last three matchups and averaged 7.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game during that time. It's not yet clear whether his illness will impact his availability for Thursday's game against San Antonio.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Scores season-high 14 points

    Fernando notched 14 points (7-8 FG), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal across 14 minutes during Friday's 122-121 victory over the Suns.

    Fernando was terrific in limited minutes off the bench Friday, going 2-of-2 from the field for four points in the second quarter before adding another 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the fourth, along with five boards. The Rockets forward missed just one shot in the game and finished with a season-high 14 points in just 14 minutes of action. He was the only player off Houston's bench to score in double figures and will look to earn more minutes in the team's next game at Golden State.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Limited minutes in return

    Fernando (knee) supplied four points (2-2 FG), two rebounds and one steal in eight minutes during Monday's 129-113 loss to the Nuggets.

    Fernando returned from a one-game absence but handled only a light role off the bench. Based on how Fernando has performed when healthy this season, he could get another look in the starting five at some point soon. With that said, Fernando's upside will be limited so long as Alperen Sengun is available to pick up the majority of the center minutes, whether as a member of the top unit or the bench.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Off injury report

    Fernando (knee) will be available for Monday's matchup against the Nuggets.

    Fernando missed the vast majority of the season due to a knee injury before making his return Friday and then sitting out the second leg of the back-to-back Saturday. He likely was held out precautionarily and should re-take Alperen Sengun's spot as the starting center.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Won't play Saturday

    Fernando is out for Saturday's game against the Thunder due to left knee injury maintenance.

    Fernando made his return from a 15-game absence Friday. While the 24-year-old big man started against the Hawks, Alperen Sengun (groin) will likely rejoin the starting lineup in his absence. The Rockets are likely just holding Fernando out for the second night of a back-to-back, and he should be good to go for Monday's game against the Nuggets.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Will play Friday

    Rockets coach Stephen Silas said Fernando (knee) is available for Friday's game against the Hawks, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    Fernando has missed the last 15 games due to a left knee injury. Fernando started in the first two games of the season but will likely come off the bench behind Alperen Sengun.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Could return Friday

    Fernando (knee) participated fully in practice Tuesday and could return to action Friday versus the Hawks, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    Fernando did some agility work during practice Saturday and has now progressed to full participation. With the Rockets not playing again until Friday, Fernando has some additional time to get into action. He's expected to work in with Alperen Sengun at center, though Sengun may have secured himself a starting role.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Returns to practice

    Fernando (knee) was doing agility work during Saturday's practice but is "still a little ways out from being able to return," Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Fernando won't play Sunday against the Warriors. However, with Fernando returning to the practice court, he may be ready to go for the Rockets' subsequent contest Friday versus Atlanta.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Remains sidelined Friday

    Fernando (knee) is out for Friday's game versus the Pacers, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.

    Fernando has missed all but the first two games of the season due to left knee soreness. After being named a surprise starter, it's unclear what Fernando's role will be when he retakes the court for Houston.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Out again Wednesday

    Fernando (kneecap) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Dallas.

    Fernando hasn't played since Oct. 21, but he's been able to go through full workouts recently and may be able to return to game action soon. His next chance to suit up will come Friday against the Pacers.

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  • Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Gearing up for return

    Rockets coach Stephen Silas said Friday that Fernando (kneecap) went through an intense workout with assistant coach John Lucas and is getting closer to a return, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    Silas didn't give an exact date for Fernando's return, but it seems like three weeks from the original timetable set in late October is the earliest he can come back. Kenyon Martin and Alperen Sengun should continue to see extended minutes until Fernando retakes the court.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola
Age: 24
School: Maryland
Experience: 3