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Houston Rockets Roster Report 2009-12-08

Houston Rockets Roster Report 2009-12-08ROTATION: 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.


--F Carl Landry carried the Rockets down the stretch, getting the rebound on three consecutive missed shots, drawing fouls and hitting both free throws to keep pace with Brandon Roy's scoring for the Blazers. Landry finished with 23 points in 30 minutes off the bench, getting five of his nine rebounds off the offensive glass.

--F Luis Scola, struggling since his eye injury, lost the goggles and found his offensive game. With his injury healed enough for him to play without the goggles, Scola made nine of 17 shots, hitting a variety of jump hooks and up-and-under moves. He sank a 20-footer with 9.9 seconds left to give him 21 points and the Rockets a one-point lead.

--G Aaron Brooks had keyed the Rockets' past two wins, but he never seemed able to get going Saturday. He hit just three of nine shots, missing all four of his 3-pointers. Brooks scored just six points and missed a tough runner at the buzzer for the win.


--G/F Tracy McGrady (left knee) has been working his way back from microfracture knee surgery, participating in portions of practices.

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

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Added: December 8, 2009


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