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Houston Rockets Roster Report 2009-11-03

Houston Rockets Roster Report 2009-11-03ROTATION: 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.


--G Kyle Lowry had been struggling offensively through the first three games, but gave the Rockets a key lift against the Jazz. Playing 24 minutes to bring greater strength defensively against Deron Williams than starter Aaron Brooks, Lowry also made 4-of-5 shots and scored 10 points with five assists.

--G Aaron Brooks scored seven points in the first three minutes, then did not score again the rest of the half. He was not through, however. He had 12 second-half points, finishing with 19, to go with nine assists in just 29 minutes.

--F Chase Budinger continued to roll through fourth quarters, scoring 10 of his 17 points in the decisive run. He made 7-of-11 shots and grabbed five rebounds in 22 minutes.


--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 on 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 his foot to remove stress on the area.

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Added: November 3, 2009


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