Rockets closeout road trip in Milwaukee
(Sports Network) – The Houston Rockets wrap up a three-game road trip
tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.
Houston is 1-1 on the trip and defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 86-80, on
Tuesday at FedEx Forum. Yao Ming had 24 points and seven rebounds, as Houston
used a huge fourth-quarter run to pull away for the win.
Tracy McGrady totaled 19 points and nine rebounds for the Rockets, who shot
just 3-of-18 from three-point range and committed 24 turnovers, but still
snapped a four-game skid versus the Grizzlies.
Chuck Hayes had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and former Grizzlies forward Shane
Battier also scored 12 for the Rockets.
Milwaukee has alternated wins and losses this season and was trounced 110-85
by the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Michael Redd scored 30 points and Charlie Villanueva had 17 points and 13
boards for the Bucks, who have lost two of their last three games.
Houston went 2-0 in the 2005-06 season series with Milwaukee and has won three
straight, five of six and nine of the last 12 meetings.
The Rockets have won two of their last three trips to Milwaukee.