Monday , Jan , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Houston Rockets Team Report – January 26

=== Houston Rockets Team Report – January 26 ===

(Sports Network) – The Van Gundy brothers meet up for the second time in
their NBA head coaching careers tonight when Stan’s Miami Heat welcome
Jeff’s Houston Rockets to AmericanAirlines Arena.

Jeff got the best of his older brother back on November 11 when the Rockets
posted a 90-70 win.

Houston comes into the contest rolling after Yao Ming shot 15-of-23 from the
field, scored a career-high 37 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, to lead
the Rockets to a 99-87 road win over Orlando on Sunday.

Yao, whose previous career-high was 30 points, also set career marks in
field goals made and attempted. He also blocked two shots in the win.

Maurice Taylor came off the bench to score 20 points, including 10 in the
fourth quarter, as the Rockets won their third straight contest and 10th of
their last 13 overall.

Yao and Taylor and were part of Houston’s dominance in the middle, as
Houston owned a 44-22 edge in points in the paint. Cuttino Mobley chipped in
12 points, while Jim Jackson netted 11 for the Rockets, who evened their
road record to 12-12 this season.

Houston has won five of its last six games on the road and is 12-12 away
from home this season.

Houston has won two of the last three meetings in this series and has won
two of its last three in South Florida. The Rockets have also dropped six of
their last eight in Miami.