Wednesday , Dec , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Houston Rockets Team Report – December 1

=== Houston Rockets Team Report – December 1 ===

(Sports Network) – The struggling Houston Rockets were crushed by the Detroit
Pistons, 93-72, on Tuesday at the Toyota Center.

Jim Jackson led the Rockets with 21 points, as Houston dropped its fourth
straight game. Yao Ming notched 19 points and seven boards, while Tracy
McGrady added 16 points for Houston.

The Rockets have lost five in a row at home and fell to 2-5 as the host this
season.

Jackson has scored in double-digits in 12 straight games and has averaged 14.9
points in that span. Yao, who scored in double-digits for the first time in
three games, is averaging 17.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 16 contests for
Houston.

The Rockets are off until Thursday when they visit the Dallas Mavericks.
Last season, the Rockets lost three of the four contests with Dallas.
Overall, the Mavericks won seven of the last eight games against Houston,
which has lost four straight and six of its last seven at Dallas.

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