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Houston Rockets Daily Rocket Science – Boogie down, LA to go

By Chris Stanley

Friday night the Sacramento Kings had no boogie – there was no boogie in their step – there was no boogie to be found when the Houston Rockets won 116-110.

Yeah, I warned you all yesterday – I love me some Boogie Cousins. However, a Rockets win is nice too and all that stands between them and a winning record is the Los Angeles Clippers.

Yes, those Clippers – the ones whose hopes and dreams are locked in a box underneath Corey Brewer’s bed. This was one of the games of the month as designated by many league pass rankings, so you best not miss out on this 2015 Western Semi’s rematch.

We’ll make today’s daily feature short and sweet – to get you pumped for the Clippers game and some more Kevin Durant free agent updates.

Houston Rockets daily news and notes from around the web

Blake Griffin is still aching over last season’s early playoff exit, and who can blame him? Game six was such a gut-wrenching affair – then to lose the series after being up three games to one? Just… ouch. Take a fun gander on how the Clippers are still in pain from earlier this year – and how Josh Smith is providing “intel”.

Blake Griffin on Rockets: ‘You take the things that you need to take from it, and you forget the rest‘ [LA Times – Melissa Rohlin]

"“I wasn’t really like tormented by it, but I think about it,” Griffin said. “Just like every other year when you lose in the playoffs, you think about it. Maybe I thought about it a little bit longer, but at the end of the day I moved on. Summer at the end of the day for me was about getting better, making changes.”"

And let’s get a double dose of Melissa Rohlin and the LA Times – but with much more pertinent information. Chris Paul will more than likely be a game time decision for tonight’s rematch, and no matter what everyone says CP3 is still the best player on the Clippers when he’s healthy. If out, Doc Rivers could be forced to playing his son at the point.

Chris Paul ‘probable’ against Houston Rockets on Saturday [LA Times – Melissa Rohlin]

"Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said that Chris Paul (strained right groin) is probable for Saturday’s game against the Houston Rockets, the team that eliminated the Clippers from the second round of the playoffs last season."

Finally, there’s more KD-to-Rockets hoopla circling the web – and it won’t be the last we hear of it. Everything makes sense so far: The cap room, the assets and of course Daryl Morey. Try to contain your excitement as you read through below.

Houston Rockets will aggressively try and sign Kevin Durant [Fansided NBA – Andrew Sline]

Report: Rockets ‘will do everything they reasonably can to sign Kevin Durant

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) November 6, 2015

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Short, sweet and you’re ready for tonight’s game. Enjoy your Saturday, y’all.