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2009-08-04 16:29:19

The NBA said Tuesday it will tip off its 2009-2010 season with a doubleheader featuring reigning league champion Los Angeles Lakers against the LA Clippers. The intra-city rivalry will have the Lakers' Kobe Bryant going against Blake Griffin, the top pick in this year's NBA draft in the second game of the Oct.

2009-07-21 20:20:00

The Houston Rockets said center Yao Ming had successful surgery Tuesday to repair a broken bone in his left foot.

2009-07-17 18:28:17

Veteran Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has decided to undergo surgery on his fractured left foot and likely will miss the 2009-10 season, the team said Friday. The 7-foot-6 all-star suffered the injury during Houston's 89-70 Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. After much thought and reflection, I have decided to have surgery on my left foot, Yao said in a statement on the team's Web site.

2009-06-03 21:00:57

The NBA's Championship Series begins Thursday with an unexpected matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic. Orlando pulled off a surprising Eastern Conference triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers and league MVP LeBron James.

2009-05-14 23:48:05

Aaron Brooks and Luis Scola halted a third-quarter charge Thursday and Houston downed the Los Angeles Lakers 95-80 to force a Game 7 in their playoff series. Houston won for the second time in three games without center Yao Ming, who is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a broken foot. The one loss without Yao, however, was a 40-point crushing in Los Angeles and that is where the Rockets must play the deciding game of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday. The winner of that...

2009-05-10 18:39:46

Aaron Brooks had 34 points Sunday and the Houston Rockets blasted off with a 29-point first quarter, going on beat the Los Angeles Lakers 99-87. Shane Battier scored 23 -- 12 of them in the opening quarter, which ended with the Rockets leading 29-16. The win pulled Houston into a 2-2 with the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals.

2009-05-09 21:45:00

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming will miss the rest of the NBA playoffs because of a small hairline fracture in his left foot, the team said Saturday.

2009-05-08 23:38:29

Kobe Bryant scored 33 points Friday and the Los Angeles Lakers ground out a 108-94 win over Houston in Game 3 of their playoff series. The Lakers assumed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals and regained home-court advantage.

2009-03-28 22:25:36

Yao Ming had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Aaron Brooks scored 21 Saturday to lead the Houston Rockets to a 110-93 win over the LA Clippers. Shane Battier added 15 points and Luis Scola and Ron Artest scored 13 each for the Rockets, who are one game behind the Southwest Division-leading Spurs after

2009-03-06 23:13:03

Aaron Brooks put Houston in front with 7.3 seconds to play Friday night and the Rockets held on to defeat Phoenix 116-112. Brooks' layup gave him am NBA career-best 30 points and boosted the Rockets to their ninth win in 11 games. Ron Artest added 21 points, Carl Landry had 16 and Luis Scola 15.

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  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.