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Clint Capela hurts right hand vs. Spurs, injury not serious

Clint Capela, Rockets

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela hurt his right hand in their preseason game against the San Antonio Spurs. Fortunately, the injury is not serious and won’t affect the big man’s health in the long run.

As reported by Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Capela’s injury was “just a bruise.”

The 24-year-old center, who’s in his fifth season in the league, underwent an X-ray which yielded good results. Nevertheless, head coach Mike D’Antoni was worried about the big man.

Capela, who sealed a five-year, $90 million extension with the Rockets over the summer, left the game after 22 minutes of play. He logged in 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the field and 2-of-4 from the free throw line, as well as six rebounds, two steals and one block.

Capela is regarded as the Rockets’ defensive anchor. Last season, he averaged 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting at a league-best 65.2 percent. He also finished second in the league in blocked shots and eighth in rebounds per game in 2017-18. Capela tallied 42 double-doubles — eighth most in the NBA — en route to a second-place finish in the 2017-18 Most Improved Player voting.

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