December 20, 2017, 3:47 pm
Rockets young center Clint Capela (calf contusion) will sit out Wednesday’s game against the Lakers.
Capela must have aggravated the injury on Monday against the Jazz when he played 34 minutes. The big man also previously missed Saturday’s game and the Rockets went small with Ryan Anderson at center, Trevor Ariza at power forward and PJ Tucker at small forward. Center’s Tarik Black and Nene Hilario combined for 32 minutes off the bench. Expect something similar on Wednesday.
Update: Nene will start for Clint Capela on Wednesday.
Per MDA, Clint Capela (heel) is out and Nene will start in his place vs the Lakers
— Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) December 20, 2017