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Houston Rockets News: December 27, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Houston Rockets News

Clint Capela to miss Houston Rockets' next 2 games with orbital fracture
Rockets center Clint Capela has a right orbital fracture and will miss Houston's next two games, the team announced Wednesday.

5 dangerous free agency scenarios that can shake the NBA
Summer 2018 will certainly be entertaining. There are a lot of possibilities, and the entire NBA landscape will be changed after free agency...

NBA -- Thunder beat Rockets, finally figuring it out
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 11-3 in the month of December after a big win over the Houston Rockets on Christmas.

Ownership Change Overshadows Every Other 2017 Rockets Story | Houston Press
The Rockets ended 2017 as a true title contender with the addition of Chris Paul

Rockets not panicking despite three-game losing streak - Houston Chronicle
The Rockets' slide cannot be entirely about the injured players, or at least they cannot allow themselves to believe that it is.

Rockets' Clint Capela to miss at least two more games - Houston Chronicle
Center Clint Capela will be out for at least the remainder of the Rockets' road trip to Boston and Washington with a fractured right orbital bone, dealing the team with a three-game losing streak another serious injury issue while shorthanded.Clint Capela to miss Houston Rockets' next 2 games with orbital fracture
Rockets center Clint Capela has a right orbital fracture and will miss Houston's next two games, the team announced Wednesday.

5 dangerous free agency scenarios that can shake the NBA
Summer 2018 will certainly be entertaining. There are a lot of possibilities, and the entire NBA landscape will be changed after free agency...

NBA -- Thunder beat Rockets, finally figuring it out
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 11-3 in the month of December after a big win over the Houston Rockets on Christmas.

Ownership Change Overshadows Every Other 2017 Rockets Story | Houston Press
The Rockets ended 2017 as a true title contender with the addition of Chris Paul

Rockets not panicking despite three-game losing streak - Houston Chronicle
The Rockets' slide cannot be entirely about the injured players, or at least they cannot allow themselves to believe that it is.

Rockets' Clint Capela to miss at least two more games - Houston Chronicle
Center Clint Capela will be out for at least the remainder of the Rockets' road trip to Boston and Washington with a fractured right orbital bone, dealing the team with a three-game losing streak another serious injury issue while shorthanded.


NBA News

Bulls vs. Bucks: Nikola Mirotic's return has sparked a season revival - SBNation.com
That’s bad news for their chances at the No. 1 pick.
Toronto Raptors need to be taken seriously. For real this time - SBNation.com
The Raptors have won a lot of games before, but something feels different about this team.
Bucks fans are mad at Jason Kidd’s postgame press conference - SBNation.com
The Bucks aren’t looking so great. Plus, everything else that happened in the NBA on Tuesday.
The Suns won on a technicality dunk - SBNation.com
We have that and more in Wednesday’s NBA newsletter.
Cavaliers vs. Warriors: Kevin Durant got away with 3 fouls on LeBron James - SBNation.com
These were obvious!
Here are Nike's new NBA 'City' edition jerseys - SBNation.com
This is the fourth, and final, jersey the league will unveil.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Houston Texans Podcast: Soon It Will All Be Over - Battle Red Blog
Matt and BFD review another Texans’ loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and preview the final game against the Indianapolis Colts LIVE at 6 p.m. CDT.

Missouri Is Playing For The National Championship - Burnt Orange Nation

Daily Bowl Round Up: December 28, 2017

Advanced Stats Preview: Alamo Bowl - Frogs O' War

Power Run versus Power Run-Stopping

Nuni Omot Breakout Season Video - Our Daily Bears

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Late collapse spoils upset attempt - Viva The Matadors

Defensive grades against South Florida.

Texas A&M’s Belk Bowl uniforms are the best bowl uniforms - Good Bull Hunting

Product placement is the new black

Answering Your Bowl Game Questions - And The Valley Shook

Catching up on lost time.

What Houston’s loss to Fresno State means for the offseason - Underdog Dynasty

Will Major Applewhite be around next year? Stop it, of course he will.