One way or another, Rockets forward Luis Scola plans to play next season.

Scola, 30, said his knee injury, the first of his NBA career, has not made him reconsider his plans to play overseas next season if there is an NBA lockout. Scola would have to be able to get out of his contract at the end of the work stoppage to fulfill his contract with the Rockets, limiting some of his options. The risk of forfeiting his contract should he be injured will not be a factor.

"You can cross the street and get hit by a truck," Scola said. "You'll still cross the street."

Scola missed five games with a sore right knee, the only games he has missed in his four NBA seasons. After struggling in his first game back, he had 20 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

"I felt much better versus the last game," Scola said. "I am feeling better."