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Houston Rockets Roster Report 2009-12-04

Houston Rockets Roster Report 2009-12-04ROTATION: 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 Aaron Brooks did not shoot much in the first half, scoring just three points, but he scored 14 in the third quarter and 22 of his 25 points in the second half. He made 8-of-15 shots, and has made 24 of 35 shots since halftime against the Thunder on Sunday.

--F Shane Battier set an early tone for the Rockets' defense of Monta Ellis, blocking shots and drawing charges while filling the stat sheet. He had a career-high six blocked shots, to go with 10 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

--G Trevor Ariza followed his recent form, missing three-pointers early and then taking other shots the rest of the way. He made just 1-of-6 three-pointers, but made 7-of-13 shots inside the arc, scoring 18 points with five rebounds, four assists and three steals.


--G/F Tracy McGrady (left knee) has been working his way back from microfracture knee surgery, participating in portions of practices. He is scheduled to practice and then undergo an MRI on Monday.

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

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Added: December 4, 2009


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