Houston Rockets continue terrible start with loss to Miami Heat - NBA/NFL round-up

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Sports fans, happy Monday.

With the weekend’s action starting to roll down your digestive track now is the perfect time to take a look at the biggest stories doing the rounds in the worlds of NBA and NFL.

Read on below to see our neatly compiled round-up - tailored, of course, to your sport - or watch the video above.

Rockets lose again

The Houston Rockets couldn’t have started their campaign worse if they tried.

Having been riddled with problems during the pre-season training camp, it appears they aren’t going to have much more luck now that the season has started properly.

At the weekend they lost their third game of the term to the Miami Heat and, once again, it was by 20 points.

The defeat to the Heat followed losses to reigning champions the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets.

It’s safe to assume people are close to hitting the panic button in Houston.

LeBron's aim

Next up, LeBron James offered fans an update on his plans for the current NBA season - he wants to play in each and every one of the Cleveland Cavaliers regular games.

That’s 82 in total which, for a man of James’ abilities, is asking a bit much from the selection team at the Cavs. The King is the quintessential piece in their puzzle; they’re surely not going to risk him when it’s not needed?

NFL injuries

Meanwhile in the NFL, week 8 of the season saw a host of big names fall victim to injury, with a number of franchises now potentially having selection headaches.

Le’Veon Bell of the Steelers, Steve Smith Sr. of the Ravens, Cameron Wake of the Dolphins and Reggie Bush of the San Francisco 49ers are just a handful of players set to be out of contention for the foreseeable.

Here’s to hoping game week 9 doesn’t produce a similar hit-list.

Lockette knocked out

Lastly, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette was removed from the field of play during his team’s match against the Dallas Cowboys last night, after suffering what appeared to be a serious head injury.

Lockette collided with Cowboys safety Jeff Heath during a punt return shortly before the end of the first-half and laid motionless for five minutes as help was sought.

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