Tuesday , Dec , 21 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Houston Rockets Team Report – December 21

=== Houston Rockets Team Report – December 21 ===

(Sports Network) – Yao Ming poured in a season-best 40 points and Tracy
McGrady delivered 34 along with 12 rebounds to lead Houston to a 114-102
victory over Toronto at the Toyota Center.

Yao made good on 13-of-16 field goal attempts and hit 14-of-18 shots from the
foul line as the Rockets posted their sixth triumph in eight games. McGrady
finished 12-of-21 from the floor and was just three assists shy of a triple-

Toronto trailed by five points, 92-87, with seven minutes to go, but Yao put
together a three-point play and Maurice Taylor followed with a layup to
lengthen the margin to 10.

Yao scored 12 points in the final four-plus minutes to thwart any comeback

Houston will return to action on Wedneday when they host the expansion
Charlotte Bobcats.