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2009-02-24 23:56:55

Ron Artest scored 21 points Tuesday and the Houston Rockets fended off a late rally by the Portland Trail Blazers for a 98-94 victory. Luis Scola notched his fifth consecutive double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Houston to its fifth straight win. Yao Ming added 15 points and eight rebounds. Aaron Brooks had 20 points. Houston was without swingman Tracy McGrady, who had season-ending microfracture surgery on his injured left knee Tuesday. McGrady said on his Web site that by...

2009-02-22 21:07:43

Ron Artest scored 26 points Sunday in a 99-78 Houston Rockets win over the Charlotte Bobcats, who committed 21 turnovers. Yao Ming added 19 points for Houston, which has won 22 of 28 games on its home court this season. Von Wafer, off the bench, had 13 points and Shane Battier and Luis Scola had 12 points each for the Rockets. Scola turned in a double-double, pulling down 10 rebounds. Charlotte's Emeka Okafor also had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Boris Diaw and Raymond...

2009-02-20 22:16:13

Yao Ming led a third-quarter rally Friday that brought the Houston Rockets their sixth consecutive home victory -- 93-86 over Dallas. Yao scored 22 points and hauled in 13 rebounds to help offset a season-high 22 turnovers by the Rockets. Aaron Brooks contributed 19 points and hit two key 3-point shots down the stretch. Dallas owned a seven-point lead at halftime, but the Rockets went on a 24-4 run in the third quarter. The Mavericks had closed to within two when Brooks hit a 3-point shot...

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2009-02-18 10:34:02

Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady suffered a microfracture on his left knee and may miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery. McGrady, a seven-time all-star and two-time NBA scoring champion, has missed 19 games this season after arthroscopic surgery on the knee in May 2008. A recent magnetic resonance imaging test indicated no change in the knee but ESPN said McGrady's appearance in Houston's 114-88 victory Tuesday over New Jersey may be his last this season. The Rockets have...

2009-02-17 22:49:38

Yao Ming had 20 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday in the Houston Rockets' 114-88 rout of the New Jersey Nets, Shane Battier added 19 points and pulled nine rebounds for the Rockets, who also had 19 points by Von Wafer and 18 by Ron Artest. The Rockets overcame the absence of star Tracy McGrady (left knee) to beat the Nets for the sixth straight time. Houston set a season-high by making 15 3-point shots. The Rockets had 27 assists and out-rebounded the Nets 56-30. Vince Carter had 30 points for...

2009-02-07 23:52:55

Yao Ming had 30 points and six rebounds Saturday night and the Houston Rockets beat Minnesota 107-90. Rafer Alston was good on 8-of-10 shots from the field and finished with 22 points and six assists for Houston, while Tracy McGrady scored 15 points and Ron Artest had 14. Al Jefferson scored 36 points and pulled down 22 rebounds but the Timberwolves were out-rebounded 51-39 on their way to a fifth loss in their last six games. Minnesota was ahead 69-66 late in the third period when Alston...

2009-02-03 22:59:19

Yao Ming had 28 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots Tuesday to lead the Houston Rockets to a 107-100 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Aaron Brooks had 18 points and Tracy McGrady returned from an ankle sprain to score 16 points with six assists for the Rockets. Luis Scola added 13 points and 18 rebounds for Houston. Luol Deng had 28 points and Ben Gordon scored 20 for the Bulls. Tyrus Thomas added 14 points and 13 rebounds.

2009-01-30 13:31:00

Rockets and Direct Energy Team Up on Sweepstakes to Send Shane Battier and Carl Landry to Houston Home to Shoot Hoops HOUSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Rockets are tapping into Houston-area fans to find a home for the inaugural Direct Energy Driveway Challenge. The Challenge gives one lucky fan, along with friends and family, the opportunity to shoot hoops with Rockets players Shane Battier and Carl Landry. Working with Direct Energy, the official electricity provider to the...

2009-01-23 21:30:47

A key block with 25 seconds remaining by Danny Granger protected Indiana's four-point lead Friday and the Pacers went on to down Houston 107-102. Houston saw its early lead disappear when center Yao Ming left the game in the second quarter with a sore right knee. The Pacers led throughout the second half, but that advantage stood at only 101-97 when the Rockets' Von Wafer attempted a dunk with 25 seconds to go. Granger, however, rose up to block it and Indiana's T.J. Ford made two free throws...

2009-01-19 18:10:11

Yao Ming scored 31 points and made a rebound as time expired Monday to help the Houston Rockets edge the Denver Nuggets 115-113. Rafer Alston had 18 points and 11 assists and Von Wafer also had 18 points for the Rockets, who have won five of their last six games. J.R. Smith hit five three-pointers and wound up with 24 points and seven rebounds and Nene had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets. Kenyon Martin had 22 points and Chauncey Billups 13 with 12 assists in the loss. Yao broke...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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