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Houston Rockets News: October 24, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Rockets adjusting plan for James Harden's minutes in Chris Paul's absence - Houston Chronicle
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni jumped in at even just the mention of the plan this season to trim James Harden's minutes.

Rockets excited for Astros' trip to World Series - Houston Chronicle
For Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, the Astros success has been especially pleasing because of Astros manager A.J. Hinch.

Houston Rockets new owner open to uniform changes
Tilman Fertitta, the new owner of the Houston Rockets, says that while he isn't pushing to change the team's uniforms, he's open to it if fans want it.

Rockets' offense collapses in loss to Grizzlies - Houston Chronicle
Perhaps Mike D'Antoni saw Monday's fourth quarter coming. He might have known the Rockets' 3-0 record was shaky when he insisted on Sunday that the offense was not working well enough. He might have sensed the Rockets would have to be much more consistent even before they faced the Grizzlies and he warned that they had to get better quickly.

Rockets vastly improve transition defense after opening night - Houston Chronicle
The Rockets transition defense went from a preseason point of emphasis to an opening night issue. They hope the games since indicate it has become a strength.


NBA News

Earl Watson fired by Suns. But the real problem is at the top. - SBNation.com
The trouble in Phoenix can be traced to management and ownership.

Ben Simmons made history with his first career triple-double - SBNation.com
Simmons did something only one other player in league history has done.

5 Eric Bledsoe trade scenarios that make sense for the Suns - SBNation.com
Eric Bledsoe and the Suns are parting ways. Where will he land?

Draymond Green called Dennis Smith Jr. a baby - SBNation.com
This is very on-brand for Draymond.

Dwyane Wade asked Ty Lue to let him come off the bench for Cavaliers - SBNation.com
Ty Lue says it was Wade’s choice.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Bill O’Brien Press Conference: Bye Week Recap - Battle Red Blog
Veterans are returning to the team and O’Brien is in a good mood to answer some questions from the media.

Monday’s Three Astros Things - The Crawfish Boxes

Some things to talk about as soon as Craig Biggio looks like he auditioned for Miami Vice...

1) That throw by Bregman and fundamentals

My god. That throw and catch by Alex Bregman and Brian McCann...

Texas Is One Of CF’s Most Miserable Programs - Burnt Orange Nation

Daily Round Up: Monday, October 23, 2017

Three Up, Three Down: The Meacham Effect - Frogs O' War

TCU treated Kansas like they didn’t have a family, so we have to nit-pick

WVU GAME IN GIFS - Our Daily Bears

Oh So Cose

Red Raider Ravioli: Goodbye to the Sun - Viva The Matadors

The Cyclones came and struck

Texas A&M vs. Auburn to kick at 11 a.m. to ensure your absolute and total misery - Good Bull Hunting

How can this be possible?

Behind the Box Score: Ole Miss Gets Run Over - And The Valley Shook

LSU runs and runs and runs

Oklahoma State- 13, Texas- 10 OT - Barking Carnival

Fantastic defense and a great scheme by Todd Orlando couldn’t carry the day for the Longhorns. The Longhorn offense was ineffectual, bordering on unwatchable in the second half, and Sam Ehlinger’s...

SMU gets past Cincinnati 31-28 in overtime to keep division title hopes alive - Underdog Dynasty

Despite good performances across the board, SMU could not pull away until the last play

Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire Final Score: Dynamo win, keep El Capitan and prepare for playoffs - Dynamo Theory

Dynamo get 3-0 win against Chicago to get to fourth place in the Western Conference standings.