Rockets forward Danuel House Jr. dismissed from playoff bubble for rules violation

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(KXAN) — The NBA has sent Houston Rockets sixth man Danuel House Jr. out of the playoffs bubble after violating the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

House had an unauthorized guest in his hotel room for multiple hours on Tuesday, Sept. 8, according to a statement from the NBA on Friday.

The statement added that no other players or staff were found to have had contact with the guest or were involved in the incident.

House “is leaving the NBA campus and will not participate with the Rockets team in additional games this season,” the statement reads.

House, a Texas A&M product, hasn’t played in the past two games of the team’s second round series with the Los Angeles Lakers. This season, House averaged 10.5 points and four rebounds a game, predominately coming of the bench for the Rockets.

The Rockets have lost three straight games in its second round series with LA, trailing the Lakers 3-1. The Rockets and Lakers will play game five Saturday at 7 p.m.

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