Apr 23, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) talks with an official after a call during the first quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Bayou City Headlines: NBA Rescinds Dwight Howard's Game 4 Technical Foul


The NBA has rescinded Dwight Howard‘s game four technical foul according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. In case you forgot (how could you), Howard received the technical foul simply for breathing on Joel Freeland. I challenge you to offer me a better reason. Portland hit the free throw and of course the game went into overtime. You think that point made a difference? That’s the second time the NBA admitted a mistake in this series, both really hurting the Rockets. Check out the rest of the links for more on Houston sports.

 

Houston Astros

  • Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on the Astros making changes on defensive positioning.

Defensive efficiency, which is simply the percentage of balls in play converted to outs, has the Astros in a better place as the sixth-best team in the American League through Sunday. Some of that ranking is owed to the pitching, but it’s nonetheless a turnaround from 2013.

 

Houston Rockets

In Asik, the Rockets have a solution that’s as close to perfect as possible. But by waiting until Game 3 to finally give Asik a start (and starter’s minutes) over Jones, the Rockets had already surrendered two 40-point games to Aldridge, their deficit in the series nearly unsurmountable. The Rockets have gravely misused Asik—by not using him nearly enough.

 

Houston Texans

  • John McClain (Houston Chronicle) says the Texans will take a quarterback, but it’s a matter of when.

I believe if the Texans trade down a few spots and Manziel is there, they’ll take him. I think if he’s gone, it’ll come down to outside linebacker Khalil Mack or quarterback Blake Bortles.

  • Stephen Forsha (Toro Times) on Jon Gruden’s thoughts regarding Derek Carr and the Texans.
  • David Miniel (FanSided) on the Raven’s potential interest in a Texans quarterback.
  • Texans tweet of the day…

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