HOUSTON -- Yao Ming had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Houston's 92-77 win over Cleveland.
Yao helped the Rockets outrebound the Cavaliers 55-35, the
second time the Cavs have been outrebounded by 20 this season.
The Rockets won for the ninth time in 10 games despite an ailing
Tracy McGrady, who scored just eight points on 3-of-11 shooting.
McGrady showed up at the arena less than an hour before tipoff
after being hospitalized earlier in the day with an upper
respiratory infection and strep throat.
Rafer Alston had 17 points and nine assists, and Shane Batter
chipped in 15 points.
LeBron James contributed 32 points and seven rebounds for the
Cavs, who were playing without Drew Gooden because of a groin
injury. James shot 12-for-23, but his teammates combined to go