HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets have a three-games-to-two
lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals after Tracy McGrady
and Yao Ming led them to a 96-to-92 win over Utah.
McGrady scored 26 points and had a career-high 16 assists as the
Rockets bounced back from a pair of losses at Utah. Yao added 21
points and sealed the victory by hitting two free throws with
eleven seconds left.
Yao also had 15 rebounds for the Rockets, who shot 12-for-24
from three-point range. Shane Battier (BAT'-ee-ay) added 15 points
to the win.
Carlos Boozer led the Jazz with 26 points but had only eight
rebounds after recording double-doubles in the first four games of
the series. Derek Fisher added 17 points for the Jazz, who have
lost their last three Game Sixes.
Game Six is Thursday at Salt Lake City.