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We’ve been waiting a year for the Warriors to play the Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, so what were another few days?
Well, to start, interminable. At least to us regular folks who don’t actually have to play in Game 1.
But that tedious, overlong, incessant six-day gap between the end of the teams’ last series and the start of the megaseries in Houston Monday night provided the Warriors and Rockets — you know, those guys who are actually participating — some time to heal, some time to plan, and some time to create some bulletin board material.
In January, Rockets center Clint Capela said that he believed the Rockets — who ended up winning 65 games and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs — were better than the Warriors.
“We’re confident because we know if we’re doing what we’re supposed to do, we’re going to beat them,” Capela told ESPN. “We are better than them.”
The comments made some waves then, and the quote has gotten some new run over this period where we all had to watch baseball or the hockey playoffs or golf. Capela, unsurprisingly, doubled down after the Rockets’ practice Sunday:
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Rockets take Game 1 against Jazz

The Rockets won't love everything about how they began the second round against the Jazz, but even that gave them something to like.
The Rockets were, for a half, at their best. They would have been hard-pressed to find anything worth a quibble of complaint. When they eased up and the Jazz made them work to finish off a 110-96 win, the Rockets lost a bit of momentum, but gained able reason to feel appropriately threatened despite how devastating they had been to open the series.
The Rockets led by as much as 27 in the first half with nearly everything working. In the fourth quarter, however, the Jazz closed to within 11 with 10 minutes remaining to finish a comeback. James Harden returned to the floor early and slammed the door, scoring the Rockets' next eight points, on his way to 41 to go with eight rebounds and seven assists, and added a lob to Clint Capela to put the Rockets safely up by 17. But the Rockets never recaptured their first-half dominance.
Capela added 16 points with 12 rebounds, outplaying Rudy Gobert, who had 11 points with nine rebounds.
Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 21 points, but made just 9 of 22 shots. He turned his right ankle in the fourth quarter, leaving the game briefly. He returned but did not score again.
The Rockets by then were finishing off their fourth consecutive double-digit win, but this time, most of that was built in the first half as the Rockets, at least initially, continued their season-long success against one of the NBA's best defensive teams.
The Rockets had torched the Jazz through the four-game regular-season sweep, but there were many reasons that coach Mike D'Antoni cited that would keep him from considering that any sort of trend. Gobert, the Defensive Player of the Year favorite, missed one of those games. Derrick Favors missed another. Three of those games were before the Jazz got on a second-half roll, topped in the Western Conference only by the Rockets'. Even in that fourth meeting, the Rockets needed to rally from a 15-point deficit with a lineup, using Luc Mbah a Moute at center, they were unlikely to trot out again.
Then the Rockets opened the series with a blast and it became impossible to wonder if the matchup is somehow greatly problematic for the Jazz.
The No. 2 defense in the NBA this season, a hair behind the Celtics, the Jazz ranked 26th against the Rockets. The Rockets' top-scoring quarter of the season was the 48 points they put up in the first meeting with the Jazz in Toyota Center.
On Sunday, the Rockets opened with Harden owning the space between high screens and Gobert's move to protect the rim, the sort of defensive style that has often worked best against the Rockets. But before long, Chris Paul was living in that space. They both knocked down 3s and combined for 24 first-half points.
Before long, the Rockets' shooters around them were hitting, too. P.J. Tucker sank all three 3-pointers he put up in the first half. Mbah a Moute, back from his shoulder injury, knocked down a 3 with his first shot.
In the first half of five games in the first round, the Rockets had made 40.5 percent of their shots and 31.6 percent of their 3s. Against the Jazz on Sunday, they made 53.5 percent of their shots, 62.5 percent of their 3s to take a 25-point lead into the second half.
The Rockets could not maintain that pace, though it was not from just missing shots they had been making. They did miss many of those shots, hitting just 8 of 23 shots in the third quarter. But more than miss shots, they got sloppy with the large lead, not only triggering the Utah break, but seeming to spark them in many ways.
When the Jazz scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter, a lead that swelled to 27 points in the first half was down to 11.
The Rockets took care of that as soon as Harden returned to the floor, but a game that seemed headed to a blowout, was much tougher than that, which might be useful for both teams.

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Courtesy of Yahoo Sports
While the Patriots are in their NFL-record seventh straight conference championship, the Jaguars, Eagles and Vikings are appearing in conference title games for the first time in years.
The Jaguars have made only two previous AFC championship appearances — in 1996 and 1999. They lost both, but this year's group is confident it can pull off another upset following last weekend's surprise 45-42 divisional win at Pittsburgh.
The Eagles and Vikings have a combined six Super Bowl appearances between them but no championships in the Super Bowl era. The winner of Sunday's NFC championship will hope to rectify that.
The Eagles last appeared in the conference title game following the 2008 season, when they lost to Kurt Warner's Cardinals. The Vikings are in the playoffs for just the third time since Brett Favre led them to the NFC championship game in 2009.

NFL conference championship picks, predictions

Jaguars (12-6) at Patriots (14-3)

3:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, (NBC)
If there's one thing Bill Belichick and his Patriots coaching staff do better than any other team, it's putting together a solid game plan. Jacksonville's 45-42 victory in Pittsburgh was certainly an eye opener.
"Very impressive," Belichick said of the Jaguars win. "They did a great job. They do a lot of things well, play good defense, can rush the passer, can stop the run, turn the ball over, can run the ball, have a lot of explosive players in the passing game, they're good in the kicking game, they're very aggressive in the kicking game. They're well coached. I know that, for sure. They've handled the situations that have come up in those games very well — fourth-and-1 in the first quarter, things like that. They've really done a good job, so yeah, it's impressive."
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has made plays with his legs the last two weeks, something that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia said makes the Jaguars a "very dangerous group."
While the Jaguars have been impressive in beating the Bills and Steelers, the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots present their biggest challenge.
Bortles has been far too inconsistent throwing the ball to trust the Jaguars at Gillette Stadium against a seasoned team like the Patriots, even with QB Tom Brady nursing a sore throwing hand.
Prediction Patriots 24, Jaguars 9

Vikings (14-3) at Eagles (14-3)

6:40 p.m., Sunday (Fox)
Vikings quarterback Case Keenum and Eagles QB Nick Foles started the 2017 season as valued backups but hardly players expected to be in the position they'll be in Sunday: each having a shot to lead his team to a Super Bowl.
Both will face dominant defensive lines able to force pressure without help from linebackers or defensive backs, meaning they'll face seven- or eight-man coverages. Foles has been inconsistent since taking over for Carson Wentz, but Keenum has shown an uncanny knack for buying time in the pocket, having been sacked only 22 times. He could pick on the Eagles' occasionally spotty pass defense.
The Eagles have a good defense. The Vikings have a great defense. And against Philadelphia's struggling offense, Minnesota's "D" will lead the team to its first Super Bowl since 1976 — to be played in its own stadium, no less, a first in the Super Bowl era.
Prediction Vikings 24, Eagles 17

NO presents under the Tree for The Rockets

After going on a 14 game winning streak the Rockets lost its third consecutive game.
Probably one of the most entertaining games of the day, it was back to back war on the court. The highest any team led by was about eight points and every possession crucially counted. 
The game started off as a battle between Adams and Capela.  Not only missing last Friday’s game he also missed 2 crucial Free throws in the 4th.  even though ended the game with 19 points and 10 rebounds, he has to work diligently on knocking down those free throws. Somebody bring Olajuwan in the help this kid. He is a terror down in the paint but a terrible at the line. If he gets that mastered, owweee, watch out! Capela is force in the making.
Both teams entered the fourth quarter at 88 a piece. The defense began to get tough like over cooked turkey on Thanksgiving day. The OKC crowd got super rowdy. OThe Thunder went on a 9-2 run for about three minutes to the lead by four. 
With the tennis match of trading shot back and forth, Capela and Ariza  missing key shots, the Rockets went on to lose 107-112 without CP3. Hopefully Chris Paul will be back for the game against Boston to end the losing streak. 

The Grinch Stole Christmas @ NRG

Big Ben threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns, for the Steelers to clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 34-6 win over the Texans on Monday in Houston.
Poor gameplay by Texans allowed The Steelers to lead 20-0 at halftime after taking advantage of two turnovers by the Texans. Le'Veon Bell put up a 10-yard TD run late in the third quarter and the rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster made it 34-6 with an 18-yard touchdown grab in the fourth.
Bell finished with 14 carries for 69 yards and Smith-Schuster had six receptions for 75 yards. The Texans defense seemed non-existent.  With loss of not having Watt, Mercilus with the recent return of Cushing, Clowney cant do it by himself. The Texans really need to strongly thin k of 2018 season to better prepare for injuries. 
When looked throughout the NRG stadium, you saw the EXTREME takeover of "Terrible Towels" take over the seats. It was actually depressing to see you home stadium filled with more opponent fans than your own home fans. The Texans organization really needs to take note of this. And Im pretty sure the players seeing that was a morale blow as well. 
Back to gameplay,  T.J. Yates completed seven of 16 pass completions for 83 yards and a touchdown for the Texans. Yates made his second straight start since Tom Savage sustained a concussion.
I dont know if the team is cursed but to see Yates leave the game briefly on Monday to be evaluated for a concussion was rough. With the tean already plagued at the QB position, to see your 3rd string get on a concussion protocol is tough. And  to make matters worst, or throw more salt in the wound the  replacement,Taylor Heinicke, comes in and sustains a concussion on his only full possession. 
The only magical event in the NRG stadium yesterday was the AMAZING catch by D-Hop in the corner of the endzone in the fourth. Hopkins deflected the ball with his right hand, brought it in with his left and planted both feet right before falling out of bounds for his NFL-best 13th touchdown reception. Even though that was DOPE catch of the game. It wasnt enough for the Texans. They fell to the Steelers 34-6. 

Texans Destroy Titans 57-14

On Sunday Oct.1st, with the time of 4pm at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX we mourn the fans of the Tennessee Titans. All though they put of a good fight, the Titans unfortunately lost the fight of "The Running of The Bulls".

The Titans marched on the field with the idea of holding the division leader position yesterday but was unsuccessful. The Texans were damn near perfect and spot on the whole game.

By the first half Watson and the Crew had put up 30pts on the Titans going into half time. In the second quarter it seemed that the Mariota may have the momentum with 2 scrambling TD's to get the Titans going but was not successful. The rook, Watson had an AMAZING game, I mean AMAZING. Deshaun along with a rushing touchdown also found Fuller and D.Hop on numerous catches that resulted in 5 TD's by the rookie quarterback.

By second half, the realization that Mariota was out the game because of a pulled hamstring from is 2nd rushing TD, Matt Cassel had a bit of a problem getting the team going to break the 14pts they had on the board. Jadeveon Clowney sacked Cassel and forced a fumble later in the fourth quarter which the Texans recovered. Backup Tom Savage took over for Watson and the Texans added a 33-yard field goal.Cassel through a few interceptions and got sacked to leaved the Titans running to make plays to stay in the game.

The Texans defense, of course led by JJ Watt, was on point. From holding the Titan offense to 14pts, the defense created numerous turnovers by causing fumbles and interceptions. Houston’s defense got things going when Andre Hal intercepted Marcus Mariota on the game’s third play. It was the first of four interceptions for Houston’s defense.

Jadeveon Clowney sacked Cassel and forced a fumble later in the fourth quarter which the Texans recovered. Backup Tom Savage took over for Watson and the Texans added a 33-yard field goal.Cassel through a few interceptions and got sacked to leaved the Titans running to make plays to stay in the game. Next week the Texans face the Chiefs. Lets Keep the momentum going Texans. #BULLSONPARADE

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Fertitta to BUY Rockets for $2.2 Billion

The Houston Rockets have been sold to local billionaire Tilman Fertitta, who called the purchase of his hometown team a "dream come true."
Terms of the sale, which was announced Tuesday, were not disclosed. A league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, however, that Fertitta agreed to purchase the team from Leslie Alexander for $2.2 billion, a record sale price for an NBA franchise. The sale is pending approval by the NBA's Board of Governors. Fertitta is a native of Galveston, Texas, and has had courtside seats at Rockets games for the past several years.
"I am truly honored to have been chosen as the next owner of the Houston Rockets," Fertitta said in a statement released by the team. "This is a life-long dream come true."
The Rockets acknowledged the timing of the sale as Houston recovers from historic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, saying "it is truly unfortunate that this announcement is occurring amidst the aftermath of one of the biggest tragedies in the history of our great City."
Alexander and Fertitta agreed in principle to the sale of the team Monday, league sources told Wojnarowski.
The Rockets were valued at $1.65 billion -- eighth-most valuable in the NBA -- by Forbes magazine earlier this year but received multiple offers that started at $2 billion, league sources told Wojnarowski.
Fertitta owns Landry's, Inc., one of the nation's biggest restaurant corporations, and Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels. The Rockets said in a statement that Fertitta has no other partners in connection with the transaction, which also includes operation of the Toyota Center in Houston.
If the sale of the franchise is approved, the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas will not be able to offer betting on Rockets games.
Feritta told KRIV-Fox 26 earlier this year that he was interested in buying the Rockets after Alexander announced that the franchise was for sale. Fertitta also told KRIV-Fox 26 that he planned to keep the Rockets in Houston.
An original investor in the NFL's Houston Texans, Fertitta offered $81 million to buy the Rockets in 1993, but the team was sold to Alexander for $85 million. 
"I am excited to welcome and pass the torch to Tilman," Alexander said in a statement. "He is a Houstonian, business leader and committed to the success and excellence of the Rockets both on and off the basketball court. I have personally known Tilman for over 24 years and don't think I could have found anyone more capable of continuing the winning tradition of our Houston Rockets."
The Rockets won the NBA title in the first two seasons after Alexander bought the team. In 24 seasons under Alexander's ownership, the Rockets have won 56.9 percent of their games, fifth-best in the league.
"Leslie Alexander has been one of the best owners in all of sports, and I thank him immensely for this opportunity," Fertitta said. "He has the heart of a champion. Lastly, out of respect for the NBA's approval process, I can say no more other than I am overwhelmed with emotion to have this opportunity in my beloved city of Houston."
ESPN's Darren Rovell contributed to this report.

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Daye Gillens-Martinez (professionally known as) Daye LaHookz is an American pop, r&b and hip hop recording artist. Daye LaHookz is known for her ability to write songs with catchy hooks.

Daye LaHookz was Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, but moved to Houston, Texas in 2012 to focus on her career
as a songwriter. Daye knew very few singers in Texas, so she started demoing the songs she wrote. During the process, Daye began to bond with the songs, so she decided to release twelve of the songs on an album entitled Broken Nights. The songs were written, but the funds to mix, master and distribute the album were not, so Daye launched a Kick-starter Campaign in September 2015. The campaign was set for 45 days, but was fully funded within the first few weeks.  Daye's  social media fans, friends, family and other supporters worked together to make  sure the project would be funded.

The album Broken Nights was released on CD Disc February 14, 2016 and will soon be available for digital download via iTunes, Google Play, etc. While Broken Nights may be one of Daye's favorite written works, it is definitely not the first. Daye has been writing and recording since she was 12 years old. It started as a hobby, but in 2001 Daye decided to form an all girls group. The group signed a recording contract only a few months later to Chardino Records.  While with the label the group performed as an opening act for JaRule, 112, David Hollister, B2K and many other signed recording artists. Today, Daye LaHookz is an solo artist who writes songs for herself and other up and coming vocalist. One of those vocalist is Mathew Brea, from the hit television show The Voice. Daye has recently worked with the multi-platinum music group Soul 4 Real who was signed in the early 90's by the one and only Heavy D. While working with the group, Daye also filmed a music video for one of the members. The video is entitled, "Things I Do" by Andre Dalyrimple. Daye LaHookz currently has a single called Pop Dat streaming on iHeartradio, Spotify, X-box Music. The song is R&B with a Hip Hop twist. Pop Dat is also available for purchase via iTunes, Google Play & Amazon MP3.

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Rapper Z-Ro Arrested For Assault

Rapper Z-RO was arrested after allegedly beating his ex-gf in an assault that lasted over 2 hours.
Law enforcement sources say... the ex, rapper Just Brittany, reported the incident Monday to Harris County cops, but said it actually happened back in April. It's unclear why she waited 3 months to report it, but we're told Brittany played cops recorded audio of the alleged incident.
Sources say cops wrote up a report and immediately sent it to the Harris County District Attorney's Office, which determined it was enough to arrest the Houston icon Wednesday and charge him with felony aggravated assault. He's being held without bond. We will keep you up-to-date on the situation. 

Power Actress Lela Loren Receives Death Threat

Hispanic actress Lela Loren on Starz hit series ‘Power’ has had enough of the personal backlash from fans. In the show, Loren’s character Angela Valdez is responsible for taking down and arresting her former loverGhost a.k.a James St. Patrick played by Omari Hardwick. While fans of the show are pissed, it seems as if they have taken things to the next level and Loren is clapping back.
If you have already watched the season 3 finale of the show then you know that Angela arrested Ghost after lifting his fingerprints from Greg Knox’s apartment. Although Knox was killed by another character, the evidence was enough for Angela to take Ghost into custody. Especially after Ghost’s comments about “protecting them” struck as a murder confession.
The scene of course didn’t sit well with many fans that have wanted her character dead for quite some time. Being that we live in the age of social media, fans have been in a frenzy sending out their hate for her character and even some sending out threats to the actor herself.

Loren has had enough of the entire backlash and the star took to her Instagram to send fans of the show a message. “For those of you who seem unable to separate storytelling from reality-there’s help for that. Go get it,” said Loren. While her comments are now disabled fans are wasting no time bashing her on social media with memes, gifs and more.

There is fact and there is fiction. While threatening comments are not ok in any regard, you can argue that when you play your villainous character very well, fans are going to dislike you. It comes with the territory.
I guess we will have to wait and see if fans get their wish.
What do you guys think? Let us know down below!

Rockets on the chopping block

The Houston Rockets are going up for sale.
Rockets CEO Tad Brown made the announcement Monday, hours after owner Leslie Alexander made the decision.
"It's been my great joy and honor to own the Houston Rockets for the past 24 years," Alexander said in a statement. "I've had the incredible opportunity to witness true greatness through the players and coaches who have won championships for the city, been named to All-Star and All-NBA teams, enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame, and done so much for our franchise and our fans."
Alexander took over as owner on July 30, 1993, and the Rockets went on to win back-to-back titles in 1994-95 behind the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. In 24 seasons under Alexander, the Rockets have won 56.9 percent of their games, fifth-highest in the league.
Brown said the 74-year-old Alexander had been approached over the years by potential buyers, but never considered it until very recently.
"I think it's been something he's been thinking about a little bit," Brown said. "It can wear on you after so many decades and he's tired. There are passions in his life now that are becoming more and more clear. His family, certainly, and his philanthropic efforts, what he'll be able to do with his additional time and his resources on a global scale is something that he's very much looking forward to."
Brown emphasized that Alexander is healthy and his health was not an issue in this decision.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver raved about Alexander.
"Leslie Alexander is a true competitor who always searched for the right move to make his teams better," Silver said in a statement. "Well-respected around the league, he has been an active and influential owner whose vision helped to grow the game globally, especially in China."
Brown will be working with the league office while the Rockets look for a new owner and there were no plans to hire an outside firm to help. There is no set timetable for the sale, but Brown said they want to find the right buyer and won't rush things.
"We're going to make sure that it is the right buyer," Brown said. "Leslie has the latitude of time based on our resources and his resources and everything associated with the team right now."
Brown would not say how much they expect to get in the sale. Forbes named Houston the eighth-most valuable franchise, worth an estimated $1.65 billion, in its annual valuation of NBA teams in February.
"There's a range that we feel people are going to understand and we'll continue to go from there," he said. "Whatever's bandied about in Forbes or other locations, it may or may not make a difference in the overall valuation."
Brown said he had spoken to James Harden, Chris Paul and Trevor Ariza before the announcement and that he planned to call the rest of the players.
Included in the sale will be Clutch City Sports and Entertainment, which puts on non-basketball shows and concerts at the Toyota Center.
"It's a nice opportunity to have that rolled into one asset," Brown said.
During his time as owner of the Rockets Alexander has been active in the community and through his Clutch City Foundation he has given more than $35 million to charities throughout the city.