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Yao Ming had 28 points 12 rebounds Monday night to lead the Houston Rockets to a 107-98 victory over Miami. Usually high-scoring Tracy McGrady was limited to six points on 2-of-7 shooting in 31 minutes of court time for Houston.
Yao Ming's 22 points with 13 rebounds Saturday led the Houston Rockets to a 100-95 victory against the Orlando Magic. Houston led 25-17 after the first quarter, but two key three-pointers from Rashard Lewis helped Orlando carry a 53-51 lead into halftime.
Roger Mason scored 15 of his 29 points in a big third quarter Friday, carrying the San Antonio Spurs to a 119-94 victory over Utah. The Spurs won for the fourth time in five games, outscoring the Jazz by 16 in the third quarter. Utah had won its previous two games.
Tracy McGrady scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth period Friday, rallying the Houston Rockets to a 103-91 win over Washington. The Rockets trailed by nine early in the final quarter, but closed the game with a rush to hand the Wizards their fourth straight loss. Carl Landry (19 points) and Aaron Brooks (18) both made major contributions from off the bench.
Kobe Bryant helped Los Angeles pull away in the third period Thursday and the Lakers cruised past their closest division rival with a 105-92 win over Phoenix. The Lakers have won two in a row after suffering their only loss of the season.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Houston Rockets center Yao Ming believes more of his Chinese team mates need to gain experience abroad for the national team to be competitive at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, state media reported on Tuesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China coach Jonas Kazlauskas bemoaned Yao Ming's absence from the national team after the U.S. thrashed China by 46 points in a world championship warm-up match in Guangzhou, a the China Daily newspaper reported on Tuesday. "Yao is definitely what we need right now.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Regular season NBA games could take place in China as early as next year, league commissioner David Stern said on Sunday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China center Yao Ming says he is on track to play in this month's world championships as the national team returned home from its disappointing European warm-up tour, Chinese newspapers reported on Wednesday. "Now I am 80 percent OK," the China Daily quoted Yao as saying.
Adds dropped name in opening paragraph BEIJING (Reuters) - China's towering NBA player Yao Ming has declared his foot injury a non-issue ahead of August's World Championship warm-up games against America and Brazil in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
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