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2009-03-17 11:40:00

Houston Rockets forward Carl Landry was shot in the leg early Tuesday and will miss at least a week of the NBA schedule, the team said. Landry was shot in what was described as a drive-by shooting or attempted robbery near downtown Houston, the Houston Chronicle reported. The incident occurred shortly after the Rockets returned to Houston after a game in New Orleans. Landry was driving when his car was bumped from behind by another car, police said. He left his car to check for damage and two...

2009-03-16 22:07:54

Ron Artest scored 18 points and the Houston Rockets broke loose late in the fourth quarter Monday night to beat the New Orleans Hornets, 95-84. Luis Scola had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Rockets, who won for the seventh time in 10 games without all-star Yao Ming, who was out with flu-like symptoms. Dikembe Mutombo, 42, played over 24 minutes as Yao's replacement. Houston moved to 1 1/2 games back of San Antonio for first place in the Southwest Division. Chris Paul had 29 points, 11...

2009-03-14 22:43:35

Tony Parker scored 28 points, including San Antonio's final nine, to lead the Spurs to an 88-85 victory Saturday night over the Houston Rockets. The Spurs lead the Rockets by 2 1/2 games in the Southwest Division. Michael Finley had 17 points and made five 3-pointers for the second straight game for the Spurs, who have won four of their last five games. Tim Duncan had 15 points and 12 rebounds for San Antonio. Ron Artest had 21 points and nine rebounds for Houston. Aaron Brooks and Yao Ming...

2009-03-13 21:11:37

Ron Artest blocked a shot that could have tied the game Friday and converted that play into a layup to give the Houston Rockets a 91-86 triumph over Charlotte. The Rockets defeated the Bobcats for the seventh straight time. Yao Ming led the way for Houston with 23 points and eight rebounds. Luis Scola had 15 and Artest contributed 10. Yao made his first 3-point shot of the season just before the shot clock ran out to give Houston an 83-77 lead with 2 minutes to play. Charlotte rallied to go...

2009-03-09 23:20:54

Ron Artest scored 22 points Monday night to lead the Houston Rockets to a 97-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Aaron Brooks had 19 points and Yao Ming 15 for Houston, which has won five of its last six games. Luis Scola had 15 rebounds for the Rockets. Chauncey Billups had 28 points and Carmelo Anthony scored 21 for the Nuggets, who have lost five of their last six games.

2009-03-06 23:13:03

Aaron Brooks put Houston in front with 7.3 seconds to play Friday night and the Rockets held on to defeat Phoenix 116-112. Brooks' layup gave him am NBA career-best 30 points and boosted the Rockets to their ninth win in 11 games. Ron Artest added 21 points, Carl Landry had 16 and Luis Scola 15. Yao Ming scored 15 and equaled his high of the season with six assists. After Brooks gave Houston a 114-112 lead, Steve Nash missed a 3-point attempt. Artest converted two free throws with a second...

2009-03-04 23:22:00

Deron Williams hit a jumper with 29 seconds left to give Utah a five-point lead Wednesday and the Jazz went on to defeat Houston 101-94. Utah ran its longest winning streak of the season to nine games. Williams had 26 points and Carlos Boozer contributed 20 for the Jazz, who opened a 13-point lead in the third period and held on to move within a game of Denver in the race for the Northwest Division title. Houston forged an 85-85 tie on Yao Ming's jumper with 4:52 to play, but the Rockets...

2009-03-03 23:09:14

Luis Scola had 20 points and 16 rebounds Tuesday in the Houston Rockets' 107-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Yao Ming added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets, who have won eight of their last nine games. Carl Landry had 22 points afor Houston. Yao now has 8,831 career points, which moves him into sixth place on the Rockets' all-time scoring list. Chris Bosh and Andrea Bargnani each scored 25 points for the Raptors. Shawn Marion added 18 points and nine rebounds and Jose Calderon...

2009-03-01 21:08:35

Ron Artest scored 23 points and Aaron Brooks had 22 for the Houston Rockets, who broke open a close game in the third quarter Sunday and beat Minnesota 105-94. Brooks also contributed 10 assists and Yao Ming had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the Rockets' seventh win in eight games. Houston led by just a point at halftime but used a 17-0 third-quarter run to pull away. Randy Foye's 24 points led the Timberwolves, who have dropped six straight games and 11-of-12. Craig Smith added 20 points.

2009-02-28 22:54:05

Derrick Rose had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists Saturday night to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 105-102 win over the Houston Rockets. The Bulls used a fourth-quarter rally to end the Rockets' six-game winning streak. Tyrus Thomas had 19 points and nine rebounds, Ben Gordon had 16 points and Joakim Noah finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds for Chicago. Ron Artest scored 32 points for the Rockets, who had beaten the Bulls six straight times. Yao Ming had 17 points, seven rebounds...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.