Scola doubtful against Spurs


Tomorrow night the San Antonio Spurs will face the Houston Rockets and it seems Rockets’ Luis Scola may not suit up:

Rockets coach Rick Adelman did not know when Luis Scola would be able to return from his sore left knee and sounded as if he did not expect the forward to play Saturday against the Spurs.

“We’re going day-by-day,” Scola said. “I was kind of hoping that by today it was pain-free. I’m always a little bit over-optimistic on these things. It’s better, but it’s not pain-free, so we’re going to keep doing treatment so it will keep getting better and I’ll be ready to play soon.

“It is very frustrating, not because I had to miss a game but because it was a very important one,” Scola said. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to play against San Antonio, and it will be only one game. It’s hard, but it’s not the first time I’ve been injured. Hopefully, it won’t happen much again. There is a good chance it will happen again.” (

Scola saw his 311-game streak end because of the injury he suffered. For the season, he has averaged 18.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists in 32.8 minutes per game.

In his last game versus the Spurs on January 29, Scola scored 23 points, had 10 rebounds, and three steals in 36 minutes in a losing effort for the Rockets.