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Houston Rockets News: October 5, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, October 5, 2017.

NBA: Preseason-Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets News

Mike D'Antoni pleased with Rockets' play in preseason opener - Houston Chronicle
The Rockets opened their preseason with a 104-97 win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.

3-pointers: Takeaways from the Rockets' preseason win against the Oklahoma City Thunder - Houston Chronicle
If one advantage of the Rockets having so many veterans among their newcomers in the rotation is how quickly they have adjusted, another could be that they should know better than to make too much of a preseason game.

Houston Rockets: 5 goals for Ryan Anderson in 2017-18
Ryan Anderson appears to be ready to help the Houston Rockets compete for a championship. Here are the 5 goals for Anderson in 2017-18.

Chris Paul and James Harden showed off deadly synergy against Oklahoma City Thunder -
They were carving the Thunder up in the preseason opener.

NBA News

Minnesota Lynx dynasty continues with 4th championship in 7 years -
Lynx exact revenge against the Sparks team that beat them in the WNBA Finals last season.

WNBA Finals 2017: Sylvia Fowles took over and isn't going away anytime soon -
10 years into her career, she had the best season of her life.

How the worst NBA jersey ever became a rare collector's item -
The jerseys were only worn for one game, but still live on today.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

An Actual, Functioning NFL Offense Is The Texans’ Best Newcomer - Battle Red Blog
Do Texans fans agree?

Can the 2017 Season Be Defined as a Success? - The Crawfish Boxes

What makes a successful season?

It's a question I've been thinking on since the Astros opened the 2017 campaign with a 3-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. What's the definitive indicator that yes,...

4-star WR Tommy Bush is preparing for the final stretch in his recruitment - Burnt Orange Nation

As we inch towards National Signing Day, the San Antonio-area product continues to do his research when evaluating collegiate options.

With Kyle Hicks back, how will TCU manage a full backfield? - Frogs O' War

With Hicks back from an injury, let’s take a look at how the Frogs will carry the rock on Saturday.

ODB Facebook Live- Finebaum Response, Football and Hoops - Our Daily Bears

Sic ‘Em!

Matador Mailbag: What happens when your offense isn’t as offensive as you think? - Viva The Matadors

Offense, offense and more offense

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Bama - Good Bull Hunting

ROLL TIDE? I don’t think so. We don’t allow running water at Kyle Field. Please use the facilities at THE TAILGATE

Playin’ Nice: Florida - And The Valley Shook

Longtime Florida scribe David Wunderlich fills us in on the Mighty Gators.

The Week That Will Be: Survival of the Fittest - Barking Carnival

To beat Kansas State, Texas has to play like Kansas State

Around the Dog Park: Charlie Strong is tired of the poor attendance at USF games - Underdog Dynasty

UTEP fans are split on Mike Price returning... Which G5 head coaches hired in 2015 are doing a good job... North Texas VP tells ESPN to back off from trademark.

The 2017 BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup: Houston Dynamo vs Cruz Azul - Dynamo Theory

This year’s Charities Cup will go to Hurricane Harvey relief.