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Houston Rockets News: October 31, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Rockets see improvement in defensive rebounding - Houston Chronicle
The Rockets have improved markedly in the first weeks of the season in one of the areas that had been among their top priorities, ranking third in the NBA in defensive rebounding percentage.

SIXERS WIN: Future 2018 NBA Champs Take Down Rockets in Houston, 115-107 - Liberty Ballers
It’s hard for me to get used to the sensation of watching a real team. I have a Pavlovian response to Sixers basketball:

NBA News

The List: Gregg Popovich talks Manu, LaMarcus and the NBA wins record -
The Spurs’ coach gave reporters 17 minutes in Boston. Here are his best quotes.

Is Kristaps Porzingis a unicorn or a G.O.A.T. for Halloween? -
We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter.

Kristaps Porzingis is an MVP candidate and 5 more things from Monday -
Unicorn sightings, Warriors demolition, and more from Monday night in the NBA.

Victor Oladipo is making it easy for Pacers fans to get over Paul George -
Oladipo’s hot start may not last forever, but Pacers fans will take it no matter what.

Inside the Celtics’ defensive juggernaut - CelticsBlog
How Al Horford and a new-look roster are bringing elite defense back to Boston

6 reasons not to worry about the Warriors and Cavaliers -
The two best teams in the league are off to rough starts, but don’t believe the hype.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Pro Football Focus Grades Texans In Sad Loss To Seattle - Battle Red Blog
Pro Football Focus has inside information on how individual Houston players performed against Seattle.

Monday’s Three Astros Things - The Crawfish Boxes

Some things to talk about while the offseason slowly creeps up on us all...

1) That game, man

This series is obviously trying to kill every Astros and Dodgers fan it can. During Game 5, I turned...

Tom Herman and the future of Texas football - Burnt Orange Nation

The Texas turnaround hasn’t come as quickly as some may have expected, but it’s coming, nonetheless.

Is Your Coach Overpaid? Check Our Regret-ability Index - Frogs O' War

Some of these figures are downright spooky.

Lady Bears Basketball Takes on Tarleton State TexAnns in Halloween Exhibition Game Tonight - Our Daily Bears

Baylor vs. Tarleton State, Tonight, 7:00 PM, Ferrell Center

Offensive player of the week: Tre King shines as feature back - Viva The Matadors

King finally gets the top spot.

Daily Bull 10.31.17: Happy Halloween - Good Bull Hunting


LSU-Arkansas Kickoff Moved to 11 A.M. - And The Valley Shook


BC Unplugged Podcast: Bludgeoning the Bears - Barking Carnival

On this week’s edition of the BC Unplugged Podcast:

KipsBigBoy, W.W. McClyde and I relive the highlights of a satisfying Baylor beatdown, look ahead to a potentially season-defining matchup with...

Around The Dog Park: Florida Coaching Candidates in G5, Week 9 Recaps - Underdog Dynasty

There is a long list of G5 coaches that could end up in Gainesville, plus we recap all the action from Week 9

MLS Playoffs, Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers: Dynamo, Timbers go scoreless in first leg of Playoffs - Dynamo Theory

Houston was unable to find any advantage in their home field against Portland.