Monday , Nov , 15 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

McGrady back in Rockets’ lineup

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Houston Rockets All-Star guard Tracy
McGrady returned to action Monday when the team traveled to New Jersey.

McGrady, who is listed in the starting lineup, has been bothered by a strained
right hip flexor which caused the 25-year-old to miss the Rockets’ last two
contests, both home losses. Houston fell 96-91 to Minnesota on Thursday and
came on the short end of a 84-79 decision to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday.

The NBA’s leading scorer in each of the past two seasons, McGrady is averaging
20.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists in five games with his new club.

The Rockets acquired McGrady, along with forward Juwan Howard and guards
Tyronn Lue and Reece Gaines, from Orlando in June in exchange for guards
Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley and forward/center Kelvin Cato.