McGrady to sit out Houston's next 2 games to rehab knee

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HOUSTON -- Tracy McGrady will miss Houston's next two games to rest his ailing left knee.

McGrady missed the second half of the Rockets' 97-92 loss to
Orlando on December 19th with soreness in the knee. He sat out
Houston's loss to Denver the next night.

He played a total of 50 minutes in Houston's last two games, a
win in Chicago on December 22nd and a loss to Detroit on December
23rd.

An MRI exam performed on Monday revealed swollen tendons in the
knee, but no structural damage.

The Rockets play Memphis tomorrow and Toronto on Saturday.
McGrady is expected to return for Houston's game against Golden
State on New Year's Eve.

McGrady is the NBA's 10th leading scorer, averaging 22.8 points
per game. He also leads the Rockets with 5.1 assists per game.

Also today, Yao Ming missed practice with flulike symptoms. But
the team said he is expected to play tomorrow.