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Houston Rockets News: November 9, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, November 9, 2017

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Houston Rockets News

Report: Derrick Rose ruled out vs. Rockets with ankle discomfort
The Cavaliers will be without Derrick Rose when they take on the Rockets in Houston on Thursday night.

The Rockets Are Boldly Going Where No Team Has Gone Before - The Ringer
You thought Houston took a lot of 3-pointers last season? This season’s team is pushing the boundaries like no other team in sports history.

Rockets making strides on defense - Houston Chronicle
The Rockets offense took off in their three-game winning streak, but they also made more subtle strides on the defensive end, moving toward reaching the top 10 status they consider a requirement to be a contender.

Rockets' Luc Mbah a Moute returns to practice, still questionable vs. Cavaliers - Houston Chronicle
Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute returned to practice on Wednesday to test his progress coming back from a bruised left knee. The Rockets' sixth man is listed as questionable to play against the Cavaliers on Thursday.

Rockets' Zhou Qi sees plenty of playing time in G League debut - Houston Chronicle
Rockets forward Zhou Qi made his G League debut on Monday, scoring 15 points in the Rio Grande Valley Vipers’ last-second loss to the Wisconsin Herd. He scored 15 points in 31 minutes, but far his most playing time since summer league and enjoyed the experience enough to welcome chances to return to McAllen.

NBA News

These Celtics are so damn fun after such a crushing start -
After Gordon Hayward’s horrifying injury in the first game, this team has given fans a reason to hope.

NBA scores 2017: The Celtics have strangely become so easy to root for -
After Gordon Hayward’s heartbreaking injury on opening night, Boston has become fun as hell and so easy to root for. Who would have expected THAT?

The Pistons figured it out -
We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter.

Eric Bledsoe trade: 7 winners and 6 losers from the Suns-Bucks deal -
The Suns and Bucks pulled off a trade. But they aren’t the only teams impacted.

NBA rookie rankings: Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum, and others are so much fun -
An appreciation of Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum, and the other stars of this first-year class. Plus, some Eric Bledsoe trade thoughts.

4 reasons the Knicks are fun and winning again -
They’re not all Kristaps Porzingis.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

DeAndre Hopkins On Arian Foster’s Podcast - Battle Red Blog
Everyone’s favorite running back has everyone’s favorite wide receiver on his new podcast.

World Series 2017: Astros vs. Dodgers was the best series of all time - The Crawfish Boxes

The 2017 World Series between the victorious Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers has a strong argument to be the greatest series of baseball in the entire one hundred and fifty year history...

Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game preview - The Dream Shake

Me earlier this season: Why do the Rockets never get a day off? All we do is play back-to-backs!

Me this week: Why do we have so many days off in a row? I hate this!

There is no such thing as a...

Texas CB Holton Hill suspended for remainder of season - Burnt Orange Nation

The school indicated that the junior standout violated team rules.

Football Food Feeds Fort Worth Homeless - Frogs O' War

TCU is putting its Saturday night leftovers to good use around the city.

Baylor Basketball 4,000 Word Mega Preview: Predictions and Takes! - Our Daily Bears

Sic ‘Em

Red Raiders in the NFL: A down week across the board - Viva The Matadors

No TDs and only 54 combined yards from scrimmage

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

Nothing like getting bowl eligible in November, folks

Playin’ Nice: Arkansas Fight - And The Valley Shook

Arkansas Fight’s Eric Harris gives us the fresh slop on the Hogs.

Shooting From The Hip: TCU 24, Texas 7 - Barking Carnival


Kick In For Houston moved to December 16 - Dynamo Theory

Hurricane Harvey fundraiser has been moved back one month.