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Houston Rockets News: October 4, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Chris Paul adds nice dynamic to Rockets in win over Thunder - Houston Chronicle
As omens go, the Rockets could not hope for much more.

Anthony sharp in OKC debut, Rockets look fine without him | FOX Sports
Carmelo Anthony sizzled in his first game with the Thunder, though Chris Paul and the Rockets look like they will be just fine without him.

Rockets and Thunder lock arms during the national anthem - Houston Chronicle
Rockets and Thunder players and coaches stood for The National Anthem on Tuesday with their arms interlocking before their preseason opener in Tulsa.

Rockets get a look at small lineups with centers Nene and Tarik Black out - Houston Chronicle
The Rockets held out centers Nene and Tarik Black on Tuesday; Nene as part of their plan to limit his workload and Black with a sore left knee. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni has wanted to get a look at his small lineups with either Ryan Anderson or P.J. Tucker at center behind starter Clint Capela.

Rockets news: Daryl Morey involved in production of a musical about basketball
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is spending time producing a musical comedy play about basketball entitled "Small Ball."

NBA News

NBA anthem rule threatens to undermine league’s progressive values -
Adam Silver might not be ready for the political conversations the NBA says it wants.

NBA All-Star game mock draft -
Because we couldn’t wait for February.

NBA All-Star Game changes for 2018, explained -
The NBA ditches East and West in a new All-Star game format.

Welcome to NBA jersey week! Let's talk about why jerseys matter -
NBA jerseys are the ultimate form of self-expression

The '90s were the NBA's most memorable jersey phase -
For better or worse, the 90s were a wild, glorious time for NBA jerseys

We will always love these ’90s NBA jerseys -
The love for ’90s NBA jerseys is as strong as ever

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Houston Texans Podcast: Little Rocket Man - Battle Red Blog
Matt Weston and BFD break down Houston’s running riot over Tennessee and preview Sunday night’s game against Kansas City LIVE at 7 p.m. CDT.

On The Astros: Inside The 2017 AL MVP Race - The Crawfish Boxes

It’s a two-horse race. Or is it?

The Longhorn Republic podcast tries to make sense of the win over Iowa State - Burnt Orange Nation

An ugly win is still a win, but Texas needs to keep the momentum going against Kansas State.

State of Texas Power Rankings: Week Five - Frogs O' War

Oh no, we have made people #MadOnline.

Rhule Confirms: Baylor Football Dismisses OL Ish Wilson and DB Jourdan Blake - Our Daily Bears

We’re now down our starting punter due to injury and two more due to dismissal during the bye week.

Late game heroics from Amendola again - Viva The Matadors

Danny Amendola continues to be Mr Clutch.

Kyle Field Hotel Roast - Good Bull Hunting

Texas A&M is currently building a 250-room hotel with views of Kyle Field. The hotel should be ready to go by the 2018 football season. (your corporation here) Hotel is expected to be a profit...

You Tell 'Em Uncle Phil - And The Valley Shook

View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Chalk Talk: A Grounded Ground Game - Barking Carnival

You bastards made me do it.

Here’s a look at every run the Longhorns attempted against Iowa State. It ain’t pretty, but in the immortal words of C-3PO, "That’s funny - the damage doesn’t look as...

AAC Power Rankings: Week 6 - Underdog Dynasty

A new leader emerges, and the gap between the top and bottom halves of the conference widens.

Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United Final Score: Three points, two assists and one panther mask as Dynamo get win over Loons - Dynamo Theory

Dynamo unleash secret weapon, Vicente Sanchez, to beat the Loons.