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Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 6, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Rockets fire at will in blowout win over Shanghai Sharks - Houston Chronicle
Chris Paul has often said he can always get a teammate a good shot.

Chris Paul helps Rockets rout Shanghai Sharks | FOX Sports
HOUSTON (AP) Chris Paul is quickly getting adjusted to the up-tempo, high-volume offense under Mike D'Antoni's Houston Rockets.

Nene returns to Rockets' lineup - Houston Chronicle
After sitting out the preseason opener, Rockets center Nene returned on Thursday as Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni sought to limit his most veteran players' workload while still getting him ready in the short preseason.

Rockets' P.J. Tucker nicknamed 'The Tuck Wagon' - Houston Chronicle
Since P.J. Tucker's stint at center on Tuesday, a nickname for the Rockets 6-foot-6 forward has made the rounds at Toyota Center. He had not heard it, but did not object.

Rockets news: Mike D’Antoni says Golden State, Houston can't be stopped
Coach Mike D'Antoni's words are promising a firework-laden affair when the Rockets and Warriors go head-to-head this season.


NBA News

NBA jerseys are a cultural phenomenon. We spent a week celebrating them. - SBNation.com
Everything you need to know about NBA jersey week!

Actually, there is something magical about an 82-game NBA season - SBNation.com
Good morning. We have that and more in Friday’s NBA newsletter.

My endless search for the perfect Charlotte Hornets jersey - SBNation.com
I had it once, and I’m pretty sure it’s out there somewhere. Or maybe it isn’t.

Our random NBA jerseys are more obscure than yours - SBNation.com
Whatcha got?

Hornets forward Nic Batum is out 8 to 12 weeks with a torn elbow ligament - SBNation.com
The Hornets could miss their swingman until the New Year.

8 times Fabolous had the jerseys we wish were real - SBNation.com
Fabolous has a jersey collection most of us could only dream about.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

The Film Room: Deshaun Watson - The Houston Houdini - Battle Red Blog
The Texans just found their quarterback of the future (for real this time)

Astros 8, Red Sox 2: Altuve’s 3 home runs lift Astros to ALDS Game 1 win - The Crawfish Boxes

Wooooooooooo!

Rockets 2017-2018 player previews: Chinanu Onuaku - The Dream Shake

How does the second-year big man fare this season?

Texas defense must stop Kansas State QB Jesse Ertz as a runner - Burnt Orange Nation

The ‘Horns haven’t faced a runner — and a rushing attack — as unique as Ertz since facing him last season.

TCU’s Shaun Nixon is a ‘Champion for Life’ - Frogs O' War

The Frogs’ wide receiver is making a big impact on and off the field.

Baylor is Probably Clear of the Basketball Scandal - Our Daily Bears

Only six Adidas-affiliated programs have been named so far, but this could spread beyond the initial schools and perhaps beyond Adidas.

What this week means: Tech needs to regain focus against Kansas - Viva The Matadors

I know it’s just Kansas, but still.

Five General Patton Quotes About Texas A&M vs. Alabama You’ve Never Heard - Good Bull Hunting

What did the decorated General think of the Aggies vs. Tide?

LSU vs. Florida: What to Watch For - And The Valley Shook

LSU has hit rock bottom. But can they climb out of The Swamp?

Texas Pregamer: Kansas State - Barking Carnival

Playing the Wizard on his birthday? Roll Snyd?

Five Things You Need to Know about North Texas (to keep from getting sued) - Underdog Dynasty

UNT AD Wren Baker gently corrected ESPN this week. We compile a handy media guide to keep this from happening again!

Donate now to help youth soccer program affected by Hurricane Harvey - Dynamo Theory

Help Texas United FC replace the equipment lost due to Hurricane Harvey.