Tuesday , Apr , 13 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Houston Rockets Team Report – April 13

=== Houston Rockets Team Report – April 13 ===

(Sports Network) – Mark Jackson scored a season-high 25 points and Jim
Jackson added 22 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-107 victory over the
Seattle SuperSonics at KeyArena. Yao Ming chipped in with 20 points for the

Houston, which has won three of its last four games, locked up the seventh
seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Houston played without guards Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley. Francis has
been suffering from a sprained right wrist and inflammation in his left elbow.
Mobley has a left shoulder contusion, which he suffered on Saturday against

The Rockets led by three at halftime, but built a 20-point lead at 81-61 with
just under five minutes left to play in the third quarter. The Sonics,
however, would not go away quietly.

Vladimir Radmanovic, Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis each hit a three-pointer and
Lewis dunked off an alley-oop pass from Murray to cut the Rockets’ lead to
98-94 with 3 1/2 minutes remaining.

Another trey by Radmanovic with 12.8 seconds left made it a two-point game,
105-103. Houston, however, then made 6-of-8 from the line to seal with win.

The Rockets close out their regular season on Wednesday with a Lone Star State
battle with the Dallas Mavericks.