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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.