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2008-11-24 21:58:39

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. Ron Artest added 20 points, while Luis Scola contributed 11 points and 13 rebounds for Houston, which beat the Heat for the fourth time in the last five matchups. Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers each scored 23 points, and Shawn Marion added 17 points and seven rebounds...

2008-11-22 21:04:43

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. Yao scored six points in the fourth period when Houston finally took over. Rafer Alston and Tracy McGrady scored 17 points apiece. Ron Artest and Carl Landry both scored 11, with Artest adding six rebounds and five assists for the Rockets,...

2008-11-21 22:56:40

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. The Jazz are unbeaten in their six home outings this season, but are only 2-5 on the road. George Hill added 26 for San Antonio and Tim Duncan had 18. The Spurs are trying to cope while Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili recover from...

2008-11-21 21:17:29

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. The Rockets have beaten the Wizards seven straight times. Houston center Yao Ming, returning after a one-game absence brought on by a...

2008-11-21 00:17:55

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. Their 9-1 record is the best in the NBA and they boosted their lead over the Suns in the Pacific Division to 2 ½ games. Los Angeles and Phoenix are the only teams in the division with winning records. The Lakers turned a six-point...

2006-09-05 05:54:05

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. China finished a disappointing 11th at the world championships in Japan after being knocked out 95-64 by eventual runners-up Greece last week. Yao, who averaged a tournament-high 25.3 points and virtually carried China into the second round, told state TV that...

2006-08-08 01:36:13

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. We had some really tough games in Europe and back home. Without Yao, the team lost its confidence and leadership," Kazlauskas was quoted as saying. The 7ft-5in NBA All Star broke his left foot playing...

2006-08-06 03:06:03

BEIJING (Reuters) - Regular season NBA games could take place in China as early as next year, league commissioner David Stern said on Sunday. The last time the NBA came to China was in October 2004 when the Houston Rockets, led by local hero Yao Ming, played pre-season games against the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. "We didn't have the China game in the following year in 2005 because we were having a collective bargain then," Stern told state news agency Xinhua in...

2006-08-02 00:47:56

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. "The recovery has been quite good and better than expected... I feel like I am getting closer to my best shape." The 7ft-5in NBA All Star broke his left foot playing for the Houston Rockets on...

2006-07-21 08:20:21

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. "As to my injury, I don't have any major concerns. Everything's going really smoothly," Yao told reporters at a news conference on Friday. The 7ft-5in NBA All Star broke his left foot playing for Houston Rockets on April 11,...


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