Rockets News: Clint Capela Talks Playoff Experience, Learning From NBA Veterans

Houston Rockets rookie Clint Capela is getting a major crash course in NBA Playoffs basketball this postseason. Yet, after working against the likes of Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler in the team's first-round series against the Mavs and working with Dwight Howard and Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon during practices, Capela is starting to glean a wealth of knowledge to use to his advantage.

“It’s really exciting for me every time I step on the court,” Capela said. “I am trying to pick things up from them for sure.”

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This series has also helped with Capela's learning curve, especially when it comes to watching DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin go about their business.

“DeAndre, every time he plays is really locked in and concentrating,” Capela said. “He plays hard every time. Blake Griffin, the same thing. He is always concentrating and even if he makes a mistake, he just goes to the next play and is really calm on the court. I think it’s a good lesson, to stay locked in.”

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