Clint Capela is ready to return

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The Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, after missing 15 games due to a right thumb injury, is expected to play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

This season, the 24-year-old Swiss player is averaging 17.6 points, 12.6 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.5 assists, while shooting at 63.1 percent from the floor in 34.2 minutes of action.