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2019 Schedule
33-24, 1st in Southwest
Harden, Rockets invade Oracle for potential playoff bout (0:49)
How Harden stacks up to Wilt (3:15)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Injury update for the Lakers entering Thursday's game against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center: Lakers guard Josh Hart (knee) and big man Mike Muscala (sprained ankle) each practiced Wednesday and are both considered probable to play while center Tyson Chandler (stiff neck) didn't practice and is considered questionable. Point guard Lonzo Ball (ankle) has not yet returned to practice; he last played Jan. 19.

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2dTim 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.

T-Mac on Rockets: 'This team is dangerous' (1:22)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets wing Iman Shumpert (right knee soreness) will not play on this road trip.

Stats back both Harden and Giannis for MVP (1:09)

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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3dTim 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)
Russ

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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8dMalika 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.

Team Stats

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

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-193324.579
2017-186517.793
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683