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Rockets’ Clint Capela ruled out vs. Timberwolves

Rockets, Clint Capela, Timberwolves

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela will miss his second straight game on Saturday when the team takes on the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Capela did not travel to Minnesota. He’s still dealing with a concussion:

The Rockets are one of the hottest teams in the league right now. Houston is 9-3 on the season. Led by James Harden and Russell Westbrook, the Rockets have won six games in a row.

In 11 games this season, Capela is averaging 13.4 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists. He’s shooting 65.0 percent from the field and 43.3 percent from the free throw line.

Veteran big man Tyson Chandler started for Capela on Friday against the Indiana Pacers. He played 24 minutes and finished with two points and six rebounds. The Rockets defeated the Pacers by a final score of 111-102.

Along with Capela, Houston will be without Westbrook on Saturday. The Rockets are resting Westbrook since it’s the second night of a back-to-back. We could see Harden go for 50 points against the Timberwolves since Westbrook, Capela and Eric Gordon (knee surgery) are all out.

The Rockets are averaging 118.0 points per game on the season. That’s third in the NBA. Once again, head coach Mike D’Antoni has Houston playing at a fast pace. The Rockets are third in the league in pace as well. Pace factor is an estimate of the number of possessions per 48 minutes by a team and Houston is at 106.3.