Monday, November 26, 2007

Rockets defeated Nuggets 109-81


Rockets superstar Tracy McGrady led all scorers with 35 points Saturday night, as Houston beat Denver Nuggets with a grim109-81.

Chinise giantYao Ming finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, Shane Battier scored eight points and pulled down 12 rebounds, and Steve Francis scored 10, as the Rockets broke a six-game losing streak.

As for Allen Iverson, the "Answer" had 18 points and Carmelo Anthony added 17 for the Nuggets, who mustered a season-low point total, shot 35 per cent (28-of-79) and committed 18 turnovers.

"Thirty-five per cent shooting speaks for itself," Iverson expressed, who went 7-for-18. "They jumped right on us and they had momentum early and throughout the clash."

To make things worse, Kenyon Martin strained his right knee late in the first half and did not return. The squad said he would be evaluated in Denver on Sunday.

It's important to consider that Denver boss George Karl benched Iverson and Anthony for the final six minutes. And in the end, we must mention that Houston out-rebounded Nuggets 57-38.

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