Tuesday , Nov , 16 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Houston Rockets Team Report – November 16

=== Houston Rockets Team Report – November 16 ===

(Sports Network) – Tracy McGrady scored 14 points in his return to the
lineup as the Houston Rockets posted an 80-69 victory over the New Jersey Nets
on Monday at Continental Airlines Arena.

Jim Jackson netted a game-high 18 points in the win for the Rockets, while
Maurice Taylor added 12 as the Rockets snapped a two-game losing streak.

McGrady, the NBA’s leading scorer in each of the last two seasons, missed
Houston’s last two contests due to a strained right hip flexor. The 25-year-
old looked rusty at times, hitting just 6-of-15 shots, and managed just one
rebound in 38 minutes. However, McGrady did dish out four assists and racked
up four steals in a solid all-around outing.

Jackson has scored in double-digits in four straight games. He has averaged
14.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in that span.

The Rockets are off until Tuesday when they visit the Atlanta Hawks. Last
season, Houston swept both of its meetings with the Hawks.