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May 21, 2015 Updates

Now, if a sprained left knee keeps Dwight Howard out of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, Capela might find himself in the starting lineup against the Warriors. Or at the very least, getting significant playing time. “When I was in the D-League, no, I would not think this was possible,” said the precocious 21-year-old native of Geneva, Switzerland. “I thought I’m not going to play this year, maybe next year. I was just trying to keep working hard and be ready when they would call me up.” NBA.com

Howard says if the rookie has take on the burden of his minutes, there’s only way for the Rockets to approach it. “Just gotta let him play,” Howard said. “Only advice I can say is he’s just gotta go out there and play as hard as he can. For his first playoff run, he’s done an excellent job of giving it everything he’s got. “He’s been in the D-League for most of the year. Then to come out here and play with us, getting the minutes that he’s getting, he’s done an excellent job of playing defense and getting up on those guards…I think he’s playing great. I’m really proud and happy for his growth as a player.” NBA.com

May 20, 2015 Updates

The resilient Rockets, who earned their way here after becoming just the ninth team in NBA history to recover from a 3-1 series deficit in the second round, weren't done quite yet. They cut the lead to 108-103 before Trevor Ariza – who stole a wild pass from Draymond Green atop the key and started the break – finished it with a corner three-pointer that cut the Warriors' lead to two. Curry's two free throws with 11.8 seconds left, however, were enough for Golden State to finish the job. They chanted "MVP" from there, but they were saying something different earlier in the game. USA Today Sports

Howard suffered a bruised left knee that limited him to 26 minutes during the Rockets' 110-106 loss in Game 1 on Monday night. He is expected to have an MRI on Tuesday, a source said. Howard described the injury as "nothing major" and said he expects to play in Game 2 against the Warriors on Thursday night. "Hopefully, I can play," said Howard, who had seven points and 13 rebounds. "I will get some rest and come back." Yahoo! Sports

Mark Berman: Dwight Howard may get MRI Wednesday on his bruised left knee. Team is waiting to see if it can get scheduled. Twitter @MarkBermanFox26

Howard was injured midway through the first quarter when he collided with teammate Josh Smith. Howard departed with 5:50 left in the first quarter and returned at the 1:26 mark after testing his knee by jogging on the baseline. He played about nine minutes in each of the next two quarters, but departed for good after playing 51 seconds in the fourth quarter. Howard missed 41 games this season largely because of problems with his right knee. "Josh was trying to go up for a shot and rammed into the side of my knee," Howard said. "From there on, it was bothering me the whole game. I really couldn't run, jump or do anything. It's a disappointing loss." Yahoo! Sports

May 19, 2015 Updates
 

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