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Rockets send Clint Capela to D-League

That and more in a Monday evening Rocket Fuel

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The Rockets are 6-1 now, but no one really knows what to make of it because they only lost by 11 to the Warriors with 60 percent of their starting lineup, including Dwight Howard, on the shelf. Here's one thing we do know: there will be no more Clint Capela in Rocket red for the near future.

Rockets send Clint Capela to D-League | Ultimate Rockets

This was only a matter of time. Perhaps more curiously, Nick Johnson remains with the big club.

Rockets No. 2 in power rankings |

John Schuhmann has us behind the Warriors, unsurprisingly. We're also No. in ESPN's rankings and No. 3 on Yahoo!'s list behind the Grizzlies. SB Nation's terrific Drew Garrison also has us at No. 2. We're No. 2! We're No. 2!

Rockets lean heavily on veterans to keep club together | Houston Chronicle

"It started in training camp," guard Pat Beverley said. "It's not going to be Hollywood. We're not going to be soft.  We're changing the culture of this team. Win or lose, it's going to be battle every time you play us." Amen, fellas.

More on chemistry | Red94

J.B. Bickerstaff said something at halftime that peaked Rahat Huq's interest, implying perhaps that Chandler Parsons wasn't quite the great locker room presence we thought he was.

Dwight Howard reveals different side of himself in documentary | Ultimate Rockets

Sick and throwing up on Saturday, attending a red carpet on Sunday. I believe him, and I'll have to catch the documentary online, starting Nov. 12, on

Remaking "Let It Go" as "Have It All": A Monta Ellis theme song | Mavs Moneyball

Sometimes, popular songs just need to be rewritten for Monta. Even though we hate the Mavs, there's nothing stopping us from loving this whimsicality on Mavs Moneyball, which is excellent.