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2008-12-16 22:49:39

Yao Ming scored 32 points and Tracy McGrady had a triple-double for the Houston Rockets Tuesday in a 108-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets. McGrady had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Ron Artest added 20 points, half of them in the fourth quarter, and Aaron Brooks posted 18 points and six assists for the Rockets. Carmelo Anthony tallied 22 points for Denver, which had won its previous four games.

2008-12-14 00:30:34

Zach Randolph had 30 points and 13 rebounds Saturday night and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Houston 95-82 for their first back-to-back wins of the season. Al Thornton scored 26 points, Baron Davis had 13 points and nine assists and Marcus Camby finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who beat the Portland Trail Blazers Friday and have three wins in their last four games. Yao Ming had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Tracy McGrady scored 19 for the Rockets, who lost for the...

2008-12-13 00:20:37

Tracy McGrady led five players in double figures with 22 points Friday and the Houston Rockets cruised in the second half to a 119-108 win over Golden State. The Rockets won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 8-6 on the road. McGrady had missed seven games with soreness in his left knee and was listed as questionable for the contest against the Warriors. But he played 38 minutes and hit half of his 14 shots from the field. Yao Ming and Luis Scola added 19 points each and Carl...

2008-12-09 22:45:52

Yao Ming put together a 24-point, 19-rebound night and the Houston Rockets had a big fourth quarter Tuesday to forge a 92-84 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Ron Artest added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Rockets, who have won three of their last four games. Luis Scola had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who had a 22-2 burst in the fourth quarter. Joe Johnson had 22 points for the Hawks, who lost for the 10th straight time in Houston. All five Atlanta starters scored in double...

2008-12-05 22:46:34

Yao Ming poured in a season-best 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Friday, carrying the Houston Rockets to a 131-112 win over struggling Golden State. The Rockets used a 43-point fourth quarter to hand the Warriors their eighth straight loss. Ron Artest added 28 points in Houston's third win in four games. Rafer Alston and Von Wafer had 18 each. The Rockets made 13-of-21 shots from three-point range with, Shane Battier hitting four of them. Golden State was led by Stephen Jackson with 26...

2008-12-03 22:36:18

Rafer Alston touched off a six-point run to start the fourth quarter Wednesday and Houston went on to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-96. The Rockets led by just one point going into the final period, but the quick start to the quarter gave them enough of a cushion to record a win that kept them a half game in front of New Orleans atop the Southwest Division. Yao Ming scored 24 points for Houston, Alston had 21 and Ron Artest 19. Alston made two free throws to start the final quarter,...

2008-12-02 20:19:07

Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady learned Tuesday he will miss three weeks while rehabbing his sore left knee. Dr. James Andrews said McGrady is suffering from general soreness in the knee, which was surgically repaired last off-season. He had originally been ruled out for a week, but McGrady said after Tuesday's workout he would be out three weeks. McGrady has missed the last three games with soreness in his knee. He has averaged 15.6 points and four assists through 15 games played this...

2008-11-30 22:08:30

Chauncey Billups scored 28 points and J.R. Smith hit five 3-pointers for Denver Sunday in a 104-94 win over the Houston Rockets. Billups also posted five assists and Smith, who was 5-of-9 from three-point range, totaled 19 points in the Nuggets' eighth win in 10 games. Yao Ming scored 18 points and collected 11 rebounds for the Rockets. Rafer Alston added 16 points and Ron Artest blocked six shots. Houston played without star Tracy McGrady, sidelined with a knee injury. Denver's Carmelo...

2008-11-30 00:18:56

With their five starters scoring in double figures Saturday, the Houston Rockets easily downed the San Antonio Spurs 103-84. The win began with a 33-20 first period. The lead grew to as many as 19 points in the second period before the Spurs countered with an 18-6 run before halftime. San Antonio came within 60-58 on a Roger Mason layup early in the third, but Houston closed on a 12-4 run to take a 84-70 lead into the fourth quarter. From that point, Houston was home free. Luther Head scored...

2008-11-28 22:41:45

Tony Parker celebrated his return to the lineup with a 15-point performance Friday and San Antonio continued to show life with a 109-98 win over Memphis. The Spurs had to play the early part of the season without both Parker and Manu Ginobili, who were originally expected to be out of action until mid-December. Ginobili, however, returned last week and Parker came back Friday after missing nine games with a sprained ankle. San Antonio has responded with four consecutive wins that have moved...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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