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Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 27, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Rockets come up big during NBA award show - Houston Chronicle
A Rockets season long-since reduced to a blur of record-setting 3s, a rush of wins and a disappointing end received a fitting reminder of what had been on Monday. The NBA's first post-season award show brought the Rockets a slew of awards and honors, but as with the season itself, not the finish they wanted.

NBA Awards: Houston Rockets' Mike D'Antoni wins 2016-17 Coach of the Year - CBSSports.com
D'Antoni lead the Rockets to the No. 3 seed in his first year in charge

Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP; Rockets, Bucks take 2 awards
Russell Westbrook was voted NBA MVP on Monday night after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles last season.

Rockets' Gordon, D'Antoni grab awards during NBA awards show | abc13.com
It was awards night in the NBA.

SportsNation -- What's your grade for the Houston Rockets' 2017 NBA draft class?
Did the Rockets make the right pick during Thursday night's NBA draft? Vote now!

Could A Chris Paul-James Harden Partnership Actually Work?
"I do know that Chris Paul is legitimately interested in playing [in Houston]," ESPN's Brian Windhorst said on a recent episode of ...

Eric Gordon Named NBA Sixth Man of the Year | Houston Rockets
HOUSTON – During tonight’s inaugural NBA Awards on TNT, Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year as selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. He is the first player in franchise history to receive the award.

Mike D’Antoni Named NBA Coach of the Year | Houston Rockets
HOUSTON – During tonight’s inaugural NBA Awards on TNT, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni was named NBA Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season as selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. He is the third coach in franchise history to win the award, joining Tom Nissalke (1976-77) and Don Chaney (1990-91).


NBA News

Russell Westbrook won NBA MVP, then showed us his true self - SBNation.com
Russell Westbrook is many things to many people. After he won MVP, we finally saw him as he sees himself.

Russell Westbrook is the 2017 NBA MVP, completing the Year of Russ - SBNation.com
Westbrook wins league MVP after shattering NBA records all season long.

Russell Westbrook tears up during MVP award speech when talking about his family - SBNation.com
Westbrook’s speech is a great one.

John Wall wants Wizards to trade for Paul George, but it'd be difficult - SBNation.com
John Wall is lobbying for the Wizards to acquire Paul George. Can it happen?


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Jadeveon Clowney “Playing Everything” On Texans’ Defense - Battle Red Blog
That’s probably not what opposing offenses want to hear.

The Ground Control Podcast, Ep. 40: The Trade Winds are blowing - The Crawfish Boxes

Ryan and Chris catch up on the Astros.

UT-A&M In The Texas Bowl? - Burnt Orange Nation

Daily Round Up: June 26, 2017

2017 TCU Baseball: #MashForMicah Update and Donation Instructions - Frogs O' War

With the season ending, here is the information to make your #mashformicah pledge.

Daily Bears Report 6/25/2017 - Taylor Young’s Life Changing Experience - Our Daily Bears

Wil London to London for IAAF World Championships. Motley to Mavericks. Title IX’s 45th Anniversary.

Former 4 star Receiver Jojo Robinson commits to Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors

The Miami product will look to make an immediate impact

Daily Bull 6.27.17: Christian Kirk’s future and learning about "The Opening." - Good Bull Hunting

ROLL TIDE WHATS THE OPENING

Tigers Stifled By Singer, Drop Game One To Florida, 4-3 - And The Valley Shook

LSU will have to win two in a row to bring home the championship

Shane Buechele has some skills - Barking Carnival

According to the Manning Dynasty

AAC Preseason Position Previews: Punter - Underdog Dynasty

Plenty of talent returns, giving multiple teams a weapon that can flip the field position.

U.S. Open Cup Round Five: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City Preview - Dynamo Theory

Sporting Kansas City will travel south to BBVA Compass Stadium to take on the Houston Dynamo in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup