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2019 Schedule
33-24, 1st in Southwest
Stats back both Harden and Giannis for MVP (1:09)
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13hTim MacMahon

Capela (thumb) expected to return vs. Lakers

Rockets center Clint Capela -- who has missed 15 games because of ligament damage in his right thumb -- practiced Tuesday, and he is expected to play Thursday against the Lakers.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets center Clint Capela is returning to practice today after missing 15 games due to ligament damage in his right thumb. Barring a setback, he's expected to play Thursday against the Lakers.

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1dTim MacMahon

Harden says streak reflects necessity of situation

James Harden, who has scored 30 points in 31 consecutive games to tie Wilt Chamberlain's second-longest streak, stressed in a sit-down interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols that the Rockets needed him to go on the run.

Harden acknowledges it's hard not to hear critics (1:18)
Harden: Scoring streak is something 'I had to do' (0:45)

What's at stake in the second-half?

What's at stake in the second-half?

Jackson: It doesn't look like Harden is focused on winning (1:15)
Harden ties Chamberlain in 42-point effort (1:24)
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7dMalika Andrews

Harden runs streak to 31, tying Wilt for second

For the 31st consecutive game, Rockets star James Harden finished with at least 30 points, putting him in rare company alongside Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest streak in NBA history.

Harden hits 30-point mark on 4-point play (0:28)
Harden floats in a high layup (0:23)
Harden's step-back 3 answered by Towns' jam (0:19)
Numbers Crunch: Harden's historic 30-point streak (1:48)

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Andrew Wiggins (illness) is out tonight for the Timberwolves game against the Rockets tonight, Ryan Saunders said. He went through shoot around this morning.

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Jordan: Six titles tougher than players' streaks

Michael Jordan said James Harden's streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook's 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive accomplishments -- but not as impressive as his six titles.

Jalen: Westbrook's streak more impressive than Harden's (1:49)
Harden's 30 for 30 (2:01)
Harden makes late surge for 30th straight 30+ point performance (1:43)

Team Stats

Points Per Game113.111th
Rebounds Per Game41.627th
Assists Per Game20.828th
Points Allowed111.114th

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