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Houston Rockets Roster Report 2009-10-28


Houston Rockets Roster Report 2009-10-28ROTATION: Starters -- Point guard Aaron Brooks, shooting guard Trevor Ariza, small forward Shane Battier, power forward Luis Scola, center Chuck Hayes. Bench -- Guard Kyle Lowry, guard Chase Budinger, forward Carl Landry, center David Andersen.

PLAYER NOTES:

--G Aaron Brooks helped keep the Rockets in the game in the fourth quarter and scored 19 points to lead them in scoring, but he never could find his touch from range. He missed all six of his 3-pointers, and late in the game, with the Rockets within six, he passed up a wide-open 3.

--G Chase Budinger was horribly nervous in his first three-minute taste of the NBA, committing two turnovers, missing his two shots and seeming lost defensively. When he returned, he helped key the Rockets' comeback, scoring six fourth-quarter points and even driving to a slam late in the game.

--G Trevor Ariza struggled with his new leading-man role. He made 3-of-8 shots for nine points and had trouble defending Brandon Roy, and when the Blazers pushed their lead to 19 in the third quarter, began pressing to the point he committed turnovers on three consecutive possessions. He did not play in the fourth quarter.

MEDICAL WATCH:

--G/F Tracy McGrady (left knee) has been working his way back from microfracture knee surgery, making only brief cameos in practice. He is scheduled for an MRI Nov. 23 before he will be cleared to return to full participation.

--C Yao Ming (left foot) is expected to miss the season after extensive surgery to repair a fractured bone and reshape the operation of his foot to remove stress on the area.


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Added: October 28, 2009

 

 
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