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2009-01-12 14:45:39

Forward Tracy McGrady's bum left knee will keep the Houston Rockets' top scorer out of action at least another two weeks. Houston General Manager Daryl Morey said McGrady, who had off-season surgery, had been fighting through the injury to help the team. Coach (Rick) Adelman and I felt that it was in his best interest to take these two weeks to get himself physically prepared for the second-half of the season, Morey said. McGrady, 29, has missed 11 games for Houston this season and has been...

2009-01-10 22:40:42

Luis Scola had 18 points and 11 rebounds Saturday when the Houston Rockets, playing without Tracy McGrady and Ron Artest, beat New York 96-76. McGrady is out with a sore left knee and Artest with a sprained right ankle. Rafer Alston had 17 points, Aaron Brooks 16, Von Wafer 15 and Yao Ming 14 in Houston's third victory in a row. Houston's Shane Battier, returning to action after a foot injury kept him off a five-game road trip, had nine points and nine rebounds. Tim Thomas had 18 points, Nate...

2009-01-09 22:18:48

Tracy McGrady made two free throws with 8 seconds left Friday night to give Houston a four-point lead and the Rockets held on to down Oklahoma City 98-96. McGrady finished with 26 points and Houston got 14 from Yao Ming, Luis Scola and Von Waver to win its second straight. The two foul shots by McGrady put Houston in front 97-93, after which Jeff Green hit a three-pointer for Oklahoma City with 2 seconds remaining. Houston's Rafer Alston was immediately fouled and he made one of two from the...

2009-01-07 21:57:28

Von Wafer's three-point shot with 47 seconds remaining put Houston in front Wednesday and the Rockets went on to surprise slumping Boston 89-85. Since putting together a franchise-record 19-game winning streak, Boston has lost six out of eight games. The previous five setbacks had been on the road and this loss ended a 13-game home winning streak. Yao Ming led Houston with 26 points and eight rebounds and Aaron Brooks added 19. The Rockets, with one contest left in a five-game road trip, had...

2009-01-06 21:11:46

Andre Iguodala hit 12-of-19 from the floor Tuesday and totaled 28 points to pace the Philadelphia 76ers to a 104-96 victory over the Houston Rockets. Lou Williams and Andre Miller each had eight assists to go with 15 and nine points, respectively, for Philadelphia. Rookie Marreese Speights also had 15 points and had eight rebounds. Houston's Tracy McGrady returned after a one-game absence due to a knee injury, but forwards Ron Artest (ankle) and Shane Battier (foot) were out with injuries....

2008-12-31 21:54:15

Rafer Alston made three of Houston's seven free throws over the final 37 seconds Wednesday, allowing the Rockets to fight off Milwaukee 85-81. Houston saw a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter dwindle to just one before the Rockets came through at the line. Yao Ming led Houston with 22 points and 10 rebounds, helping the Rockets to their second win in three games. Ron Artest added 15 points and had two of the late foul shots. Michael Redd scored 20 for the Bucks and Richard Jefferson had 16....

2008-12-27 23:11:48

Ron Artest scored 10 of his 28 points in the second overtime Saturday to lead the Houston Rockets to a 120-115 win over Utah. Yao Ming added 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets, who won for the fifth time in seven games. The Rockets played without star Tracy McGrady (sore left knee). Andrei Kirilenko had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who overcame a 16- point deficit early in the second half, only to lose for the third time in four games. Ronnie Brewer scored 23 points and...

2008-12-22 21:55:03

Yao Ming had 24 points and 16 rebounds Monday to lead the Houston Rockets to a 114-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets. Aaron Brooks hit four of Houston's nine three-pointers and had 22 points and six assists in the Rockets' fourth straight win. Carl Landry had 13 points and Tracy McGrady scored 12. Keyon Dooling led the Nets with 17 points as New Jersey closed out a four-game homestand with just one win. Vince Carter and Devin Harris hit a combined 7-for-24 and each had 10 points. Yi...

2008-12-20 23:30:36

Tracy McGrady's 23 points, five rebounds and five assists Saturday night fueled the Houston Rockets' 109-102 win over Minnesota. A 12-1 spurt early in the second led to a 60-51 Houston lead at the break, and the lead grew to 82-71 heading into the fourth period. Randy Foye's three-pointer drew Minnesota within 105-102 with 42 seconds left, but Houston hung on down the stretch after Shane Battier sank two free throws. Ron Artest had 19 points, four assists and three steals. Yao Ming had 18...

2008-12-19 23:09:26

Yao Ming produced his second straight 30-point performance Friday in carrying the Houston Rockets to a 107-96 victory over Sacramento. Yao scored 32 points against Denver Tuesday, and this was the fourth time this season he had delivered 30 in a game. Luis Scola added 23 points and 10 rebounds, helping the Rockets win for the fourth time in five games. Tracy McGrady had 18 and Aaron Brooks 10. Houston had a one-point lead midway through the third quarter, but finished the period on a 13-5 run...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.