Thursday , Nov , 04 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Houston Rockets Team Report – November 4

=== Houston Rockets Team Report – November 4 ===

(Sports Network) – The Houston Rockets fell again on Wednesday, as they
dropped a 95-88 decision to the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.

Tracy McGrady netted a game-high 21 points for the Rockets, who have dropped
their first two contests of the campaign. Yao Ming contributed 17 points and
nine boards in the loss. However, he did turn the ball over six times.

The Raptors led 71-68 after three quarters, but scored the first five points
of the fourth, capped by Donyell Marshall’s three-pointer, to make it an
eight-point contest. Houston tried to stay close and it climbed within 78-74
on Yao’s layup midway through the period.

Toronto then scored six of the next eight points, culminated by Chris Bosh’s
jumper, to claim an 84-76 advantage in the final minutes. The Rockets never
got closer than five points again.

Houston point guards Charlie Ward and Tyronn Lue combined for just four

The Rockets continue their season-opening three-game road trip on Friday
against Houston.