Rockets topple Jazz in Game 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Yao Ming poured in 28 points and grabbed 13
rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets past the Utah Jazz, 84-75, in the opener
of the Western Conference quarterfinals series at Toyota Center.
Tracy McGrady, who was held without a field goal in the first half, added 23
points and dished out seven assists for the Rockets, who have not won a
playoff series since 1997.
Rafer Alston had nine points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in the victory for
Deron Williams netted 15 points, had nine boards and doled out nine assists
for the Jazz, who will look to even the best-of-seven series on Monday.
Derek Fisher contributed 15 points in the loss while Matt Harpring had 14
points and eight boards off the bench.