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Clint Capela isn’t worried about Stephen Curry’s 35-point night

Clint Capela isn’t worried about Stephen Curry’s 35-point night

In the first two games of the Western Conference finals, the Houston Rockets, with some help from luck, did an admirable job of putting the clamps on Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. On Sunday, however, the Rockets’ worst nightmare came to fruition as Curry rediscovered his offensive touch and torched Houston for 35 points […] The post Clint Capela isn’t worried about Stephen Curry’s 35-point night appeared first on ClutchPoints.
House of Houston May 18, 2018

Houston Rockets: How Clint Capela can steal the Most Improved Player Award

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela has been nominated for a prestigious seasonal award for the first time in his career.  He has an excellent chance to win the Most Improved Player honors and here’s why that’s the case.  Let’s take a look. The Houston Rockets have put together a heck of a historical season along […] Houston Rockets: How Clint Capela can steal the Most Improved Player Award - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
NetsDaily May 16, 2018
Spencer Dinwiddie named finalist for NBA’s Most Improved Player

Spencer Dinwiddie named finalist for NBA’s Most Improved Player

By little surprise, Spencer Dinwiddie is a finalist for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. Dinwiddie joins Victory Oladipo (Indiana) and Clint Capela (Houston) as the three nominees for the award. The three finalists for #KiaMIP... @VicOladipo, @CapelaClint, @SDinwiddie_25! The 2018 #NBAAwards air 6/25 @NBAonTNT! pic.twitter.com/XU7rmL0yKy— NBA (@NBA) May 17, 2018 Dinwiddie, who spent his time in and out of the G-League, came into the season with a purpose. He went into the season with an non-guaranteed contract and was caught in a backcourt logjam, sitting behind D’Angelo...
www.chron.com May 16, 2018

Rockets' James Harden, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon announced as finalists for NBA awards

James Harden, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon of the Rockets were announced Wednesday as finalists for the NBA's top awards to be presented June 25 in Los Angeles.
The Dream Shake May 16, 2018
Harden, Gordon, Capela named Award Finalists

Harden, Gordon, Capela named Award Finalists

Multiple Rockets show up on the end-of-season award finalist list. The Rockets heard many players called in TNT’s announcement of the end-of-season award finalist lists. James Harden was named a Top 3 finisher for MVP alongside Cleveland’s LeBron James and New Orleans’s Anthony Davis. It would be Harden’s first MVP if he won the award. Clint Capela had a fantastic season, which led him to consideration for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. He is nominated alongside Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo and Nets breakout star Spencer Dinwiddie. Eric Gordon is looking to repeat as the...
www.chron.com May 16, 2018

Rockets' Clint Capela working to adapt to Warriors' style

Though the Rockets went into the series happy to keep their center, Clint Capela, on the floor when the Warriors play without a traditional center, there are things that Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Capela needs to do differently against the Warriors' small lineups.
ClutchPoints May 16, 2018
Rockets center Clint Capela thinks Houston should lessen isolations

Rockets center Clint Capela thinks Houston should lessen isolations

The Houston Rockets’ go-to play on offense has always been the isolation for James Harden or Chris Paul. It has worked wonders in the regular season, but not so much in the playoffs. If Clint Capela — who has been instrumental to their success — is concerned, they should lessen these plays and move the […] The post Rockets center Clint Capela thinks Houston should lessen isolations appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints May 15, 2018
Rockets center Clint Capela still thinks Houston is a better team, even after Game 1 loss vs. Warriors

Rockets center Clint Capela still thinks Houston is a better team, even after Game 1 loss vs. Warriors

Despite a vital 119-106 loss in Game 1 of the series, Houston Rockets big man Clint Capela has been relentlessly confident in his team’s ability to dethrone the Golden State Warriors, who stole home court on Monday night. Capela infamously proclaimed his team was better than the defending champion after a Jan. 20 win, which […] The post Rockets center Clint Capela still thinks Houston is a better team, even after Game 1 loss vs. Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints May 14, 2018
Draymond Green won’t solely hone into Rockets’ Big 3

Draymond Green won’t solely hone into Rockets’ Big 3

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green won’t buy into the concept of zoning into the Houston Rockets’ ‘Big Three’ of James Harden, Chris Paul, and Clint Capela, but rather look to defend every piece of their offensive puzzle coming into tonight’s series. The Warriors’ defensive engine was asked about his scouting of the Big Three, […] The post Draymond Green won’t solely hone into Rockets’ Big 3 appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Golden Gate Sports May 14, 2018

Golden State Warriors: Neutralizing Clint Capela is the key to beating Houston

  The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets are the best teams in the NBA. Both teams are capable of winning the NBA finals, but only one team can leave this series with a win. The Warriors will be the team to advance if they can neutralize one specific player’s impact. The Golden State […] Golden State Warriors: Neutralizing Clint Capela is the key to beating Houston - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
ClutchPoints May 14, 2018
Chris Paul lauds Clint Capela as X-factor: ‘When he doesn’t play, we’re in trouble’

Chris Paul lauds Clint Capela as X-factor: ‘When he doesn’t play, we’re in trouble’

Despite a star-studded showdown in the Western Conference Finals between the top-seeded Houston Rockets and the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the keys to the outcome will depend on the role players. Clint Capela, who has been a work in progress during the last few seasons, has flourished into a key cog of this high-octane […] The post Chris Paul lauds Clint Capela as X-factor: ‘When he doesn’t play, we’re in trouble’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints May 14, 2018
To Defeat Warriors, Clint Capela Must Be Rockets’ Third Star

To Defeat Warriors, Clint Capela Must Be Rockets’ Third Star

As Clint Capela trudges forward on his quest for an NBA Championship, the knapsack slung over his shoulder holds the horn of a unicorn and remnants of the Steiffel Tower tucked inside. Through two rounds, Capela has battled against two All-NBA-caliber centers, Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert, and been the best big man on the […] The post To Defeat Warriors, Clint Capela Must Be Rockets’ Third Star appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints May 14, 2018
Clint Capela doubles down on earlier claims that Rockets are better than Warriors

Clint Capela doubles down on earlier claims that Rockets are better than Warriors

Clint Capela is not shy about making his belief in his team known. The Houston Rockets center doubled down on a prior Jan. 20 post-game claim that he believes his team is better after taking down the Golden State Warriors a second time, winning the season series 2-1. Asked if that belief has remained intact, […] The post Clint Capela doubles down on earlier claims that Rockets are better than Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Dream Shake May 14, 2018
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Western Conference Finals Game 1 preview

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Western Conference Finals Game 1 preview

There are literally too many stories to discuss. Chris Paul is finally in the Western Conference Finals. Mike D’Antoni returns to this stage for the first time since he coached the Seven Seconds or Less (should be “Fewer”) Phoenix Suns. Three years ago was the last time James Harden saw the conference finals, but bereft of Patrick Beverley’s presence to fluster Stephen Curry, Houston fell in five games. Daryl Morey built this team to specifically beat the Golden State Warriors. This series will be a referendum on just how many tools he gave this squad. Clint Capela once again gets...
www.chron.com May 13, 2018

Teams underestimate Clint Capela, which is fine with Mike D'Antoni

Mike D'Antoni said two of the things that make Clint Capela so valuable are his ability to defend both big and small lineups, as the deep and talented Warriors liberally use both in keeping opponents off-kilter.

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