When Dwight Howard opted to leave Houston and sign with his hometown Hawks in free agency this summer, the Rockets decided to hedge their bets on the young Swiss center Clint Capela. So far, he hasn’t disappointed. Capela has been at or near the top of the league in field goal percentage for most of the season, primarily because the majority of his shots come right at the rim.
He reminded the Lakers of that fact early in the first quarter on Wednesday night when he rose up for the nasty facial jam on Julius Randle in the lane. The third-year big man is averaging 12 points and 8.4 rebounds per game so far this season, to go along with nearly two blocks.