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Rockets’ Clint Capela out vs. Timberwolves with right heel soreness

Clint Capela, Rockets

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela won’t play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.

Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni says Capela is dealing with right heel soreness:

The Rockets are 25-12 on the season. They are in fifth place in the Western Conference standings.

Clint Capela has appeared in 31 games for the Rockets this season. He’s averaging 14.5 points, 14.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting 63.8 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from the free-throw line.

The Rockets are averaging 118.7 points per game on the season. That’s second in the NBA. Once again, D’Antoni has Houston playing at a fast pace. The Rockets are second 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 103.3.

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