Tuesday , Jan , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Houston Rockets Team Report – January 27

=== Houston Rockets Team Report – January 27 ===

(Sports Network) – The Houston Rockets were denied their fourth straight win
on Monday when they were on the wrong end of a 95-91 decision against the
Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena.

Maurice Taylor paced Houston with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Cuttino Mobley
had 14 points and Yao Ming chipped in 12 for the Rockets, who fell to 10-3 on
the road against Eastern Conference teams.

Yao was coming off a career-high, 37-point performance against Orlando on

Houston was clinging to a one-point lead early in the third quarter, before
Miami went on an 18-8 spurt to grab a 67-58 advantage with 3:43 left in the

Eddie Jones’ three-pointer in the final minute of the stanza increased the
Heat’s lead to 74-63 and Miami continued to pour it on in the fourth quarter.

The Rockets eventually fell behind by 18 at 90-72 and got no closer than 12
points the rest of the way.

Houston will return to action on Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings.