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Houston Rockets News: October 27, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 27, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

NBA Week 2 Power Rankings: Thunder, Cavaliers dip as Rockets climb
After a wild opening week for the NBA, the 30 teams have blown and missed expectations, leading to a week of power rankings...

Eric Gordon Caps Rockets Comeback With Buzzer-Beating Three
The Rockets were losing for all of the final 18 minutes of their game against Philadelphia tonight, but after the clock hit zeros, Houston was celebrating the win. That’s because, on the game’s last possession, Eric Gordon sidestepped Joel Embiid’s upright arm and delivered a tricky corner three to seal a Rockets’ win, 105-104.

Still no timetable for Chris Paul's return to Rockets lineup - Houston Chronicle
Rockets guard Chris Paul said he is progressing from the bruised left knee that has kept him out of four of the Rockets' five games and will keep him sidelined for the back-to-back in Charlotte and Memphis Friday and Saturday, but has no timetable in mind for a return.

Rockets' Clint Capela relishes chance to face idol Dwight Howard - Houston Chronicle
Having had perhaps the best game of his career in a matchup with the star center of his draft class, the Rockets' Clint Capela will move on to face the star center on his team after he was drafted.

NBA Power Rankings: Detroit Pistons 18th, Houston Rockets No. 1 |
Houston is followed by Golden State, San Antonio, Cleveland and Washington in MLive's NBA Power Rankings.

NBA News

Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis is the right man for New York -
But are the Knicks the right franchise for him? This year will determine a lot.

Blake Griffin is shooting 3s now, and the rest of the NBA should be scared -
In a small sample size, Griffin is attempting almost six threes a game and hitting 43.5 percent of them.

The Brooklyn Nets’ ownership shake-up, explained -
The Nets are being sold — sort of — at a valuation of $2.3 billion.

NBA Scores 2017: Kyrie Irving is a basketball wizard and 7 other things from Thursday night’s games -
Boogie’s revenge, Blake’s game-winner and everything else from Thursday.

Derrick Rose is learning from LeBron James and happy to be in Cleveland -
Rose has finally found the happiness he may not have had over the last few years. Oh, and he likes candy again.

The B Sides: 8 new reasons to love the NBA this week -
The bonuses, the other side, the things that makes you really love the NBA.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Houston Sports Ministry of Information’s Week Eight Preview - Seattle Seahawks - Battle Red Blog
This is the most objective preview of the Texans’ matchup against the Seahawks you will find on this planet.

Astros 7, Dodgers 6 (11): Astros ride extra-inning roller coaster to a World Series win - The Crawfish Boxes

Marwin! Altuve! Correa! Springer!

BON writers' roundtable predicts Shane Buechele can lead 'Horns to win over Baylor - Burnt Orange Nation

Burnt Orange Nation discusses Texas' QB situation, and what Texas players need to be seeing the field more.

TCU Basketball Ranked #24 in ESPN Power Rankings - Frogs O' War

The basketball team continues to attract national attention coming off an NIT title season

Big 12 Week 9 Preview - Our Daily Bears

#11 Oklahoma State @ #22 West Virginia

Viva the Matadors Pick ‘Em: Week 9 - Viva The Matadors

We’ve been really bad about doing this, but we’re back. Check out our picks for this week’s schedule.



Recruiting: LSU And Quarterback James Foster - And The Valley Shook

Could LSU finally get their QB in this class?

BC: Unplugged with BitterWhiteGuy - Barking Carnival

In this episode, myself, Nobis60, & W.W. McClyde welcome BitterWhiteGuy, aka Jonny Brashear, to discuss the 2017 edition of "Smart Texas Basketball", the UT basketball prospectus, written by Jonny...

Houston vs. USF: Game Preview - Underdog Dynasty

Houston takes on USF in the AAC Game of the Week.

Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City, MLS Cup Playoffs: Dynamo beat Sporting in extra time, advance in playoffs - Dynamo Theory

Dynamo win 1-0 over Sporting to advance to Western Conference Semifinals.