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Houston Rockets News: December 4, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, December 4, 2017

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Houston Rockets News

Houston Rockets set NBA record with romp vs. Los Angeles Lakers |
To date, the Houston Rockets haven't failed to live up to the expectations that they would be one of the NBA's title favorites in 2017-18. Last night's 118-95 blowout of the Los Angeles Lakers gave Houston its seventh straight win overall and also, etched them into the NBA history books as well.

Houston Rockets look to keep improving, grinding in lopsided victories - Houston Rockets Blog- ESPN
The Rockets have rolled over their competition during the past few weeks, but they aren't getting complacent as the routs continue to pile up.

Rockets roll to 7th straight with 118-95 win over Lakers | News & Observer
James Harden scored 36 points, Eric Gordon added 22 and the streaking Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 118-95 for their seventh consecutive victory.

Warriors thump Heat, Rockets rule the road
The NBA champion Golden State Warriors rode a dominant third quarter to a decisive 123-95 victory over the Heat in Miami on Sunday. Miami took a 36-33 first-quarter lead despite 16 points in the period from Stephen Curry. "When they smell blood, they go for it," said Miami coach Erik Spoelstra

Rockets' Chris Paul protecting the ball superbly - Houston Chronicle
In his seven games played, Rockets guard Chris Paul has committed just nine turnovers, becoming the first player in league history to have at least 70 assists with fewer than 10 turnovers through his first seven games of the season.

A High-Scoring Revolution Has the Houston Rockets Soaring - The Atlantic
Daryl Morey has spent a decade orchestrating a new kind of basketball juggernaut. Finally, Houston appears ready to deliver a title.

NBA News

Jeremy Lamb needed an NBA home to find his way -
After an uneven start to his career, the Hornets’ 25-year-old shooting guard is ready for his shot in Charlotte.

How Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond became embroiled in big-man beef -
Embiid and Drummond have been sending shots at each other. Here’s how it all started.

Anthony Davis leaves Pelicans game in wheelchair after groin injury -
An update on the severity of Davis’s injury is expected on Sunday.

Donovan Mitchell is the best NBA rookie nobody’s talking about -
The Jazz found a good one at No. 13.

The NBA's best frenemies are corner 3-point shooters and the opposing benches that mess with them -
NBA players take us inside the delightful game within the game that happens when someone shoots a corner three in front of the enemy’s bench.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Post-Game Recap/Final Score: Texans 13, Titans 24 - Battle Red Blog
The Texans come up short against the Titans in Tennessee.

Texas to play Missouri in the Texas Bowl - Burnt Orange Nation

Let’s hope the opposing coach doesn’t find whatever happens in the Texas Bowl to be "borderline erotic."

Remember the Alamo? TCU returns to the Alamo Bowl to face Stanford - Frogs O' War

Both the Frogs and Cardinal are knocked out of the NY6 after losing in their conference title game, but this makes for a fascinating matchup.

Baylor Lady Bears Root Up Stanford, 81-57 - Our Daily Bears

No. 9 Lady Bears lead from start to finish in victory over No. 16 Stanford.

BREAKING: Texas Tech to play USF in the Birmingham Bowl - Viva The Matadors

Another 11am game!

Texas A&M Will Play Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl - Good Bull Hunting

The Aggies are headed to Charlotte

LSU to play Notre Dame in 2018 Citrus Bowl - And The Valley Shook

It’s the remix to Bowlnition

The Aggies hire Jimbo Fisher - Barking Carnival

10 years, 75 million dollars for the embattled FSU head man. They just went all in.

Let the Good Times Roll: North Texas will meet Troy in the New Orleans Bowl - Underdog Dynasty

The Mean Green return to the Superdome for the first time since 2004 to meet their former Sun Belt rival.

Houston heads west to face Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl - Underdog Dynasty

Houston faces a Mountain West team in a bowl game for the second year in a row.

UTSA snubbed from bowl selection despite 6-5 record - Underdog Dynasty

The Roadrunners will spend the holidays at home after being passed up in the bowl picking process.

Inaugural Frisco Bowl to Feature Louisiana Tech and SMU - Underdog Dynasty

The former WAC foes will meet for the first time since 2004