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Houston Rockets Roster Report 2009-11-02


Houston Rockets Roster Report 2009-11-02ROTATION: 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:

--F Trevor Ariza got the Rockets off to a flying start, scoring eight of his 16 first-quarter points on the break. He continued to score throughout the night, finishing with a career-high 33 points on 11 of 17 shooting.

--G Aaron Brooks looked to move the ball through the first half, but when the offensive bogged down at times in the second half, he brought it back. Brooks had 20 of his 28 points in the second half, making 10 of 18 shots on the night, and adding eight assists.

--F Carl Landry was noticeably upset with his play in the season opener against the Trail Blazers, but turned that around by the next meeting with Portland. Landry made seven of 11 shots for 16 points. He came around more defensively, after struggling badly in the opener, playing so much more effectively that Rockets coach Rick Adelman stayed with him through most of 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: November 2, 2009

 

 
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