Coach Mike D'Antoni confirmed that Capela suffered a concussion in Wednesday's 102-93 win over the Clippers, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports. Capela has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Pacers and is considered doubtful for Saturday's game against the Timberwolves.
D'Antoni said that Tyson Chandler would step into the starting lineup at center Friday in place of Capela, who will be re-evaluated prior to Saturday's game before his status for that contest is determined. Capela shook off a somewhat sluggish start to the season to deliver double-doubles in each of his past five outings, averaging 13.6 points (on 68.1 percent shooting from the field), 17.8 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.2 assists in 35.0 minutes per game over that stretch.
Capela (head) is expected to miss Friday's matchup against the Pacers, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Capela was evaluated for a concussion following a collision in Wednesday's win over the Clippers. If he ends up being diagnosed with one, he could miss several contests. For the duration of Capela's absence, Tyson Chandler, Ryan Anderson and Gary Clark could see extra run.
Capela will undergo concussion tests after hitting his head late in Wednesday's 102-93 win over the Clippers, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Despite bumping his head in the fourth quarter, Capela turned in a productive outing, finishing the night with 12 points (6-7 FG, 0-2 FT), 20 rebounds and two blocks. The Rockets will likely provide another update on Capela on Thursday, at which point his status for Friday's game against the Pacers should become clearer. Tyson Chandler is the next man on the depth chart at center, but the Rockets could also utilize more small-ball lineups featuring Ryan Anderson or Gary Clark at the five if Capela should miss any time.
Capela had 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-4 FT), 20 rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist in 36 minutes during Monday's 122-116 at over the Pelicans.
Capela has grabbed 20 boards in back-to-back games, and he has registered at least 13 rebounds in each of his last four outings. Capela has also scored 10 or more points in all but one game this season, and he will aim to continue his solid run of play Wednesday at home against the Clippers.
Capela tallied 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-2 FT), 20 rebounds, four blocks and one assist in 42 minutes during Saturday's 117-94 victory over Chicago.
Capela dominated the glass during Saturday's win, pulling down a season-high 20 rebounds to go with 16 points. Capela has been a top-10 player over the past week and after a somewhat slow start to the season looks to have turned the corner. Congratulations if you were able to buy low as Capela now looks as though he is going to be a solid top-30 player moving forward.
Capela scored 19 points (9-14 FG, 1-2 FT) while adding 16 rebounds, six blocks, two assists and a steal in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 129-112 win over the Warriors.
The boards and blocks were both seasons highs for Capela, as the injury-depleted Golden State frontcourt had little luck containing him at either end of the court. The 25-year-old center has four double-doubles through eight games, but as yet he hasn't been able to match last season's production as the Rockets adjust to the addition of Russell Westbrook.
Capela had 21 points (9-13 FG, 3-7 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block during Houston's 159-158 win at Washington this Wednesday.
Capela had his best scoring output of the season while tying his season-high mark in rebounds -- the Swiss big man once again proved to be a menace on both ends of the court. His scoring totals might dip this season after the arrival of Russell Westbrook, but he should remain as one of the most productive centers in the league -- at least from a fantasy perspective. He will try to build on this performance when the Rockets visit the Nets on Friday.
Capela scored 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-1 FT) to go along with six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal during the Rockets' 126-123 win over the Pelicans on Saturday.
Capela didn't record a double-double like he did in the season opener, but improved his efficiency from the field. He's a nightly double-double threat and has already five blocks in two games, as he has established himself as an asset with decent upside on both ends of the court.
Capela chipped in 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-6 FT), 12 rebounds, three blocks, and one steal in 31 minutes during Thursday's 117-111 loss to the Bucks.
Capela delivered a double-double while making his mark in the steal and block columns. The Rockets elected to go with a smaller lineup with P.J. Tucker operating at center for a short stretch and Tyson Chandler saw 11 minutes off the bench as well, but overall Capela has minimal competition for playing time.
Capela had 10 points (5-6 FG), seven rebounds and two blocks in Thursday's preseason win over Toronto.
The Rockets capped Capela at 20 minutes, but he was still able to hit five of his six field goal attempts, while adding an assist and a block. The big man did commit four personal fouls, however, and he failed to get to the free throw line.
Capela amassed 14 points (4-9 FG, 6-10 3Pt), 11 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 27 minutes during Friday's 109-96 preseason win over the Clippers.
Capela put up his second straight double-double, ending with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Despite the addition of Russell Westbrook, Capela could be looking at yet another career year. He has been falling in drafts with the expectation his rebound numbers take a hit. While this could be the case, he is likely to see a bucket load of open looks at the rim, resulting in a possible increase in both points and efficiency.
Capela finished with 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-8 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 115-109 loss to Golden State.
Capela had a string game Tuesday, ending with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes. The matchup with the Warriors certainly doesn't do Capela any favors and the fact they are running a lot of small ball negates much of Capela's impact. Both teams will get a few nights off before heading to Houston for Game 3 Saturday. James Harden could take the court with some limitations after suffering an eye injury in Game 2, and if that is the case, Capela could be called upon to do a bit more on the offensive end.
Capela produced 16 points (6-7 FG, 4-5 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks, and two assists in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 100-93 Game 5 win over the Jazz.
Capela looked like himself again after suffering through an illness for the first four playoff games. He did manage three double-doubles during this first round series, but this was by far his most well-rounded performance of the postseason.
Capela is feeling better after suffering through an illness for the first four games of the first-round series against the Jazz, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Coach Mike D'Antoni articulated that Capela was feeling much better and wouldn't be limited in Game 5 during a press conference Wednesday. Although Capela's appeared in each game in the first-round series so far, his production has lagged as he's struggled through two separate respiratory illnesses that have adversely affected his breathing. While he's not completely over the illnesses, Wednesday's news was a good sign for Capela going forward.
Capela revealed Monday that he has been battling two respiratory illnesses during the first-round series against the Jazz, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports.
Capela received this news Sunday from a doctor in Salt Lake City and was told it would be another four or five days before he was back to full strength. Capela was held to just four points and seven rebounds in the Game 4 loss and mentioned that he was very difficult to breathe. Regardless, it looks like Capela is going to play through it no matter what, but he may still be limited in what is now a crucial Game 5 for Houston.
Capela mustered seven points (3-4 FG, 1-3 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one steal across 29 minutes during the Rockets' 118-98 win over the Jazz in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Capela was minimally involved on the offensive end after putting up 13 shot attempts in Game 1, but he helped make up for it with another double-digit rebounding effort and a trio of rejections. The 24-year-old big was a defensive force down low during the regular season as well, and although his offensive contributions may fluctuate from game to game, his work elsewhere on the stat sheet keeps him viable as the series shifts to Utah for Game 3 on Saturday night.
Capela finished with 16 points (8-13 FG), 12 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 32 minutes during Sunday's 122-90 victory over the Jazz.
Capela took care of business Sunday, putting up a double-double in the Rockets comfortable victory over the Jazz. Capela had been struggling with an illness but was never really in any doubt and appeared unfazed during his time on the floor. Game 2 is not until Wednesday which means Capela will get some additional rest ensuring he is 100 percent.
Capela (illness) will be available for Sunday's Game 1 against the Jazz, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
As expected, Capela will be ready for the start of the playoffs despite an upper respiratory infection. Against the Jazz this season, he's averaging 9.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 33.0 minutes.
Capela did not participate in Friday's practice due to an upper respiratory infection but is still expected to lay in Sunday's Game 1 against the Jazz, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
It's not the best timing for Capela to come down with an illness, but it doesn't look it's serious enough for the big man to be hampered come Sunday. Expect Capela to be a full go for Game 1, but his status will still need to be confirmed.
Capela ended with 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 112-111 loss to the Thunder.
Capela was strong in Tuesday's loss, ending the game with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He shot an impressive 8-of-10 from the field but could not help the Rockets get over the line in what was a very disappointing loss. They must now sit back and see what happens on Wednesday before preparing for the playoffs. The could finish anywhere from second to fourth, with the later likely signaling a second-round matchup with the Warriors.
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