Houston Rockets forward Kostas Papanikolaou (16) scrambles for a loose ball at mid court against Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Toyota Center, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle  )

Houston Rockets forward Kostas Papanikolaou (16) scrambles for a loose ball at mid court against Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Toyota Center, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle )

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots past San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Rockets' Nene to miss rest of playoffs with muscle tear

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots past San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) drives past San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Rockets' Nene to miss rest of playoffs with muscle tear

Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) drives past San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) shoots past San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) shoots past San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots over San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots over San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) battles San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Rockets' Nene to miss rest of playoffs with muscle tear

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) battles San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets guard Lou Williams (12) shoots during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Rockets' Nene to miss rest of playoffs with muscle tear

Houston Rockets guard Lou Williams (12) shoots during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) drives past San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) drives past San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) runs down court during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Rockets' Nene to miss rest of playoffs with muscle tear

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) runs down court during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) and Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) battle for a rebound during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Rockets' Nene to miss rest of playoffs with muscle tear

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) and Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) battle for a rebound during the first half of Game 3 of the second round of the Western Conference NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

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