May 11, 2019, 12:15 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela quietly put up a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double with one assist in Friday's Game 6 loss to the Warriors.
Capela was not much of a factor for the Rockets in this series, which has drawn him a lot of criticism. From a fantasy standpoint, remember that he's just 24 years old and has room to improve. If anything, this bitter loss to the Warriors (again), will fuel a fire in him, motivating him to take his game to another level in 2019-20.
May 9, 2019, 1:29 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela stayed quiet on Wednesday, posting just six point on 3-of-10 shooting with 14 rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes.
Capela's impact, or lack thereof in this series has been an eye-opener. So far, the series has been about a 3-point shootout between the stars of both teams, keeping Capela and his skill set out of the limelight. With Kevin Durant (right calf strain) possibly missing Game 6, the Rockets may want to feed Capela the ball a bit more in the post to abuse a less defensively capable Kevon Looney or Jordan Bell.
May 7, 2019, 12:32 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela was neutralized again in Monday's Game 4, scoring six points on 3-of-4 shooting with nine rebound and two assists.
Capela looked off from the start and he's struggled to consistently bring value in this series. He's had trouble holding on to the ball on the usual James Harden alley-oop plays and has thrown some awful passes that had no chance at staying in bounds. There's an obvious lack of confidence with his play and if he can't pull it together, the Rockets are going to have to hope their ultra small-ball lineups don't run into foul trouble.
May 4, 2019, 11:24 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela double-doubled in 35 minutes on Saturday night, posting 13 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and a massive block on Andre Iguodala.
Iguodala came roaring down the lane and had his mind set on a jam, only for Capela to turn him back beautifully with two hands. The big man has improved in each game of the series so far but still gave way to P.J. Tucker down the stretch as the Rockets went small. Tucker had his typically excellent defensive outing and helped cool Kevin Durant down in the fourth, posting seven points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes of his own.
May 1, 2019, 1:27 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela bounced back from a poor Game 1 with a 14-point, 10 rebound double-double vs. the Warriors on Tuesday night.
Capela was 5-for-7 from the field and 4-for-8 from the line, and he threw in two assists and two blocks in his 33 minutes. He fouled out late, but this was a much better showing for Capela tonight. Draymond Green is making things tough on both ends for Capela, so look for the Rockets to try some new wrinkles in Game 3.
April 28, 2019, 6:21 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela had a woeful Game 1 on Sunday, scoring four points while grabbing six rebounds and finishing minus-17 in 27 minutes of action.
Capela got outworked on the glass a handful of times and wasn't all that effective in slowing the Warriors in the paint, either. The Rockets ended up turning to Nene for 14 minutes, including the final minute, and the veteran responded with eight points and three steals. It's good to know that Nene can still produce in a tough matchup, but if Capela's going to be a non-factor then this series won't live up to its billing.
April 24, 2019, 11:02 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela looked healthy in Wednesday's 100-93 win over the Jazz, scoring 16 points to go with 10 rebounds, two assists and three blocks.
Coach Mike D'Antoni indicated that Capela was feeling a lot better and it certainly looked it tonight. The lob-catching big man is essential to Houston's playoff success and could be in for a huge role in a potential showdown with the Warriors.
April 24, 2019, 6:54 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
According to head coach Mike D'Antoni, Clint Capela (illness) is feeling much better ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Jazz.
Clint Capela has been struggling ever since he came down with this virus. He seems to be close to 100% according to his head coach. If Capela can get close to his season averages of 16.6 points on 64.8% shooting while grabbing 12.7 rebounds and blocking 1.5 shots per game, then the Jazz will have an even tougher to task to take down the Rockets on Wednesday in order to force a Game 6 back in Utah.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
April 24, 2019, 9:41 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
The Rockets hope that Clint Capela has benefited from two more days of treatment for the virus that has sapped his energy through much of their first-round matchup against the Jazz.
Since opening the series with 16 points on 8-of-13 shooting, Capela has averaged just 7.3 points on 47.4 percent over the past three games. He was 1-of-6 with seven rebounds on Monday while the Rockets got outscored by 20 points when he was on the floor. "He's trying to battle through it," Mike D'Antoni said. "I think he's been great because he's been able to play. Each day that passes, the virus passes and he'll feel better. Hopefully next game, he's back to almost 100 percent.” The Rockets will try to close out the series on Wednesday night in Houston and they are going to need their starting center to show some signs of life.
Source: Houston Chronicle
April 23, 2019, 9:57 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela, who had his worst performance of the season in the Rockets' Game 4 loss to the Jazz on Monday, told ESPN that he has been battling two respiratory illnesses during the series.
Capela, who missed a practice due to the illness days before the series started, said that he was diagnosed with adenovirus and a klebsiella infection during a Sunday visit to a Salt Lake City doctor. The big man was prescribed medication and eye drops while he was also told it would be another four or five days before he would be fully recovered. Capela had a season-worst scoring total on Monday while the Rockets were outscored by 20 points with him on the floor. The series moves to Houston now with Game 5 set to take place on Wednesday and with a quick turnaround it will be interesting to see whether Capela can return to his usual form.
April 23, 2019, 1:24 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela struggled in Monday's Game 4, scoring four points on 1-of-6 shooting with seven rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes.
Capela went 2-for-6 at the line and he was severely limited in tonight's game as he struggled with Utah's physicality. The normal lobs he received from James Harden were much more difficult to control tonight and he had trouble finishing around the rim. We expect him to be much better in the next game.
April 21, 2019, 1:31 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela posted 11 points, 14 rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Saturday's Game 3 win over the Jazz.
Capela went just 1-of-5 from the charity stripe on a night where both teams were below 68 percent, but he did do a decent job checking Rudy Gobert (Utah's leading scorer heading into this one) and protecting the rim, as usual. He doesn't have to score to impact the game in big ways, and things might open up for him when Houston doesn't draw a dominant center in the second round.
April 18, 2019, 12:09 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela did not have to do much in the Rockets’ Game 2 blowout win over the Jazz on Wednesday as he had just seven points and 10 rebounds with three blocks.
He shot 3-of-4 from the field and added one assist and one steal to the box score. Although the numbers were down in this one, he did what he had to do in his 29 minutes of action as he kept Rudy Gobert in check as well. Capela is an important cog in the Rockets’ formula for success, so even when he is not scoring as much he is still impacting the game in other ways.
April 15, 2019, 12:04 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela put up 16 points and 12 rebounds on 8-of-13 shooting in a huge win over the Jazz in Game 1 on Sunday night.
Capela was a double-double machine all season long, so it is nice to see him continue that trend even when being matched up with defensive maestro Rudy Gobert. He had a team-high plus/minus of plus-24 in his 32 minutes of action. Capela must continue to hold his own against the dominant centers in the West for the Rockets to have a chance throughout the playoffs.
April 12, 2019, 3:40 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela (illness) is expected to be ready for Sunday’s Game 1 vs. the Jazz.
Capela sat out Friday’s practice with an upper respiratory infection but coach Mike D’Antoni said that he expects Capela to play on Sunday. The Rockets will need the big man for their first round redux against the Jazz.
Source: Houston Chronicle