Thunder: Danilo Gallinari available for Rockets game, Nerlens Noel out
Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari has been cleared to play Thursday night against the Rockets, coach Billy Donovan said before the game.
Gallinari was initially listed as out for the Rockets game. He did not play Tuesday night at Brooklyn due to a right calf contusion.
Thunder center Nerlens Noel will miss a third consecutive game Thursday. Noel sprained his left ankle Saturday at Cleveland.
Noel leads the Thunder in effective field goal percentage (66 percent). He also leads the team with 1.5 blocks per game.
Mike Muscala has averaged 15 minutes per game at backup center since Noel's injury. Muscala, in limited playing time, is shooting a career-worst 30.4 percent from the field.