Tuesday , Mar , 31 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Yao Ming: I’m Not Celebrating Playoff Berth

The Rockets clinched a playoff spot on Sunday night when the Suns lost to the Kings, but center Yao Ming isn’t overly excited.

"I didn’t do anything (to celebrate)," Yao said Monday. "I found out this morning. You think to make the playoffs is a big celebration for us. No. We’ll save that."

Houston hasn’t reached the second round of the postseason since 1997, a streak they’d like to erase.

"Everybody knows," Yao said of the team’s goal. "Second round. At least."