Sunday , Nov , 07 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Houston Rockets Team Report – November 7

=== Houston Rockets Team Report – November 7 ===

(Sports Network) – Yao Ming scored 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to
lead the Houston Rockets to a 104-101 overtime win against the Sacramento
Kings on Saturday at the Toyota Center.

Charlie Ward’s back-to-back, three-pointers in overtime gave the Rockets the
lead for good, as Houston captured its home-opener while playing its fourth
game in five nights.

Tracy McGrady added 23 points and 13 rebounds for Houston, which has split its
first four games of the season. Houston beat the Kings for only the third time
in 17 outings.

Sacramento outboarded the Rockets 54-44.

Yao is averaging 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds to start the season, while
McGrady, who was acquired from Orlando in a blockbuster trade in the
offseason, has averaged 23 points, 5.8 rebounds and five assists in his first
four games in a Houston uniform.

The Rockets are off until Tuesday when they host the Memphis Grizzlies in the
second of a four-game homestand. Last season, the teams split four contests.