The Rockets really turned up the defense in the 2nd half last night as they outscored the Blazers 47-29 to pull away in the game. The Rockets outrebounded the Blazers 48-30 and they also held the Blazers to only 35.7% shooting from the floor. Tracy McGrady led the way for the Rockets with 15 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Rookie Carl Landry had his best game in the NBA with 12 points and 8 rebounds. Fellow rookie Luis Scola also had a solid game off of the bench with 11 points, 12 rebounds an 3 steals. The Rockets are now 24-19 on the season.
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