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Rockets center Clint Capela expected to play, Danuel House Jr. out vs. Spurs

Rockets, Danuel House Jr., Clint Capela, Hawks

The Houston Rockets are expecting to get center Clint Capela back to practice on Monday and available for Tuesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. Forward Danuel House Jr. will remain out due to an illness.

Capela was the victim of a stomach bug that cost him two recent games the past week against the Miami Heat on Wednesday and against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, both resulting in wins to snap a three-game losing skid. House scored a career-high 23 points against the Heat on Wednesday but was rendered unavailable for Saturday’s game with an illness.

The Rockets will play two more games after the Spurs, taking on the Toronto Raptors on Thursday and the Phoenix Suns on Saturday after holding onto fifth place in the Western Conference with a 13-6 record thus far.

Capela’s return will give Houston a firm boost on both ends while Ben McLemore fills in for House once again after a 24-point, 13-rebound outing on Saturday. Austin Rivers could also see time next to the duo of James Harden and Russell Westbrook until House shakes off the illness and eventually returns to the lineup in the near future.