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Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 20, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

League of Legends - North American League Championship Series team roster finalized with Houston Rockets
Riot Games has finalized its 10 participants for the North American League of Legends Championship Series with the Houston Rockets as its last franchise partner, league sources told ESPN.

Tilman Fertitta's two sons involved in Rockets front office | abc13.com
Tilman Fertitta's new ownership in the Houston Rockets is a family affair that includes two of his sons in the front office.

Chris Broussard reveals Chris Paul's huge mistake in going to the Houston Rockets | FOX Sports
Chris Broussard explains to Colin Cowherd how Chris Paul made a critical mistake in going to the Houston Rockets.


NBA News

The culture that saved the Thunder | SB Nation’s 2017-18 NBA preview
The bedrock that the Thunder built allowed them to pounce and get Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. Will it keep them in town?

Patrick Beverley made Lonzo Ball’s rookie debut miserable, just like promised - SBNation.com
Beverley suffocated Ball as the Clippers blew out the Lakers.

Blake Griffin had a filthy dunk and stepback 3-pointer on back-to-back plays - SBNation.com
Griffin looks EXTREMELY GOOD.

Magic Johnson watched Dodgers-Cubs Game 5 on Staples Center scoreboard - SBNation.com
He was so excited to see the Dodgers winning.

Zion Williamson is one of a kind ... but will his game work in the NBA? - SBNation.com
His athleticism is tantalizing. Is that enough?

13 reasons to watch Lonzo Ball this year even if you can't stand his dad - SBNation.com
The man can wear any shoe he wants, punches basketballs to teammates, and can double as an NFL quarterback.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Bill O’Brien Mic’d Up Against The Cleveland Browns - Battle Red Blog
Get a glimpse of Bill O’Brien on gameday.

You Can't Predict Slumps - The Crawfish Boxes

At least not like this

An improving Texas team will continue to be tested by tough schedule - Burnt Orange Nation

The defense is making its presence felt and the offense is finding a groove, but the schedule ahead is as tough as it was throughout the first half of the season.

Dear AP Voters, If You Don't Have TCU Ranked in the Top 4, Go Step on a Lego - Frogs O' War

While I was persuing my Twitter Timeline early this week, I came across a tweet from Joel Klatt with his Top 5 Picks. Nowadays every single person who seems to watch 5 minutes of college football...

Podcast: Homecoming and West Virginia - Our Daily Bears

Coff, Fank, and Peter come back together to look back briefly at the worst game of the season and look forward to some opportunities against West Virginia.

Ask the Expert: Iowa State - Viva The Matadors

Levi Stevenson, writer for Wide Right Natty Lite, graciously answered a few questions about the Cyclones prior to our game on Saturday.

COUNTERPOINT: In Defense of Feeling Impatient about Aggie Football - Good Bull Hunting

Tell me if I’m being unreasonable...

Link Gumbo: 10/19/2017 - And The Valley Shook

On to Ole Miss.

Is a Big12 Championship still within reach? - Barking Carnival

Last year, I posted a few articles regarding the likelihood of Texas's final season record throughout the season. I'd like to try something a bit different in this post, however.

Rather than...

Memphis vs. Houston final score: Tigers mount massive comeback to win - SBNation.com

The Cougars collapsed, epically.

The Bull & Its Horns: Toros Lose Finale and South Texas Derby - Dynamo Theory

The season ended the way it began for RGVFC: A loss vs. San Antonio FC.