Home / Sports / News Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read | Comment
Yao Scores 37 in Rockets' Win over Magic
Adjust font size:

Rockets' Yao Ming had 37 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks in his biggest game since returning to the lineup, leading the Houston Rockets to a 103-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Yao was playing his fourth game since returning from a broken right leg that caused him to miss 32 games.

Tracy McGrady added 19 points and 10 assists for Houston, which won its third straight after losing four of five. The Rockets have beaten Orlando nine of their last 10 meetings.

Grant Hill scored 17 points and Dwight Howard had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Orlando, which lost for the fifth time in six games.

Yao scored 10 points in the third quarter, helping Houston extend its lead to 21 points. Hedo Turkoglu had five points in the fourth quarter as Orlando closed to 96-86 with 2:15 to play.

The Rockets reeled off a 14-2 run, including 10 in a row, early in the first quarter. Yao had 10 in the period as Houston led by as many as nine before settling for a 31-23 lead entering the second quarter.

Houston used an 11-2 run in the second quarter to open a 50-36 advantage. The lead extended to 16 as the Rockets hit 68.8 percent (22 of 32) of their first-half shots.

Houston took a 58-45 lead into halftime as Yao had 16 and McGrady 12.

(Xinhua News Agency via Agencies March 13, 2007)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read

Pet Name
China Archives
Related >>
- NBA: Rockets Clear Yao to Play Monday Against Cavs
- Yao Returns, But LeBron Leads Cavs to Win
- Kings' Ron Artest Arrested
- Cavs, Miami Beat Big Rivals
- Chinese Interest Lifts NBA Internet Traffic to Record High
Most Viewed >>