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Houston Rockets News: February 20, 2018

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

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Houston Rockets News

Rockets video: Chris Paul posts video of Banana Boat during vacation
Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul posts video of Banana Boat during vacation of 2017-18 NBA season.

NBA All-Star Game: Rockets' Eric Gordon at Media Day | SI.com
The HOLDAT Podcasts' Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer interview Rockets guard Eric Gordon at NBA All-Star media day.

Knicks to sign Troy Williams | Newsday
The Knicks will sign forward Troy Williams to a 10-day contact, his agent Stephen Pina confirmed.Williams, 23, was waived by the Rockets last week to open a roster spot to sign Joe Johnson.The 6-foot-

James Harden would hold All-Star draft ‘right before the game’ | Rockets Wire
Harden was largely positive about All-Star Weekend being held in his hometown.

In race for best record, Rockets face tough stretch after All-Star break - Houston Chronicle
Having completed his All-Star Weekend duties, the Rockets' James Harden considered what he needed to do to prepare for a 25-game stretch run.


NBA News

The NBA fixed the All-Star Game! - SBNation.com
We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter.

Fergie apologized for her national anthem performance: I ‘tried my best’ - SBNation.com
She did.

The NBA All-Stars actually cared, which is what we always wanted - SBNation.com
The play that defined the game was a defensive stop.

2018 NBA All-Star Weekend: 11 perfect moments from a weekend in Los Angeles - SBNation.com
All-Star Weekend is an amazing experience because of everything that surrounds the weekend. Here are my 11 favorite tidbits.

How LeBron James made Homage, an Ohio-based apparel company, an overnight sensation - SBNation.com
Homage, an Ohio-based lifestyle brand, became famous overnight when LeBron James wore its "Ultimate Warrior" T-shirt after beating Golden State. They tell us what that day was like.

If Victor Oladipo was a Disney animated character, he’d be... - Indy Cornrows
This is what happens when it’s the All-Star break and Victor Oladipo reiterates his desire to be in a Disney movie.

What if Giannis Antetokounmpo Debuted in 2004? - Brew Hoop
What we’re gonna do right here is go way back. How far we going back? Way back!


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Red Zone Play: Bulls On Parade (2018 Edition) - Battle Red Blog
Time to hold the line for 2018.

Texas firmly on the bubble with Kansas State looming on Wednesday - Burnt Orange Nation

To bolster NCAA tournament hopes, the ‘Horns will have do something rare — continue momentum over multiple games.

March to Madness: NCAA Basketball Bubble Watch, February 19th - Frogs O’ War

Frogs keep pace on a strong weekend for the Bubble.

Baylor Lady Bears Win Sixth Top 25 Match in Eight Game Stretch Which Includes Two Top 10 Wins and a Big 12 Championship Title - Our Daily Bears

Seniors Dekeiya Cohen and Kristy Wallace lead Baylor over Texas in Austin.

Texas Tech Pitcher Steven Gingery out for season with torn UCL - Viva The Matadors

Gingery only pitched 2 and 1⁄3 innings against Maine on Saturday.

Daily Bull 2.20.18: Tim Brewster is in the Best Conference - Good Bull Hunting

The Aggie star recruiter is a huge fan of conferences.

Greatest Games from Every Season: 1976 - And The Valley Shook

One of the best games in Tiger Stadium history.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas 77, Oklahoma 66, My Soul 1 - Barking Carnival

They ain’t dead yet.

FBS attendance decline: Why it’s not a surprise - Underdog Dynasty

Sprawling conferences and instant access to highlights have created an apathetic fan bases yearning for the rivalries of old.

Houston Dynamo Re-Sign Suspended Goalkeeper Tyler Deric - Dynamo Theory

The Houston Dynamo have re-signed Tyler Deric who remains suspended by the league.