Rockets top Oklahoma City
By The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ” Luis Scola scored 23 points, Yao Ming added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets made a second-half surge without injured seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-89 on Monday night.
McGrady left the game in the opening minute of the second half after aggravating his surgically repaired left knee, but the Rockets were still able to mount a 14-3 run powered by Scola and Yao.
Kevin Durant had 29 points to lead the Thunder, Jeff Green scored 16 and Russell Westbrook added 14 points.
Jazz 109, Suns 97
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ” Carlos Boozer had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko added 19 points and two big blocks in the fourth quarter, and Utah snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Phoenix.
C.J. Miles scored a season-high 21 points and Brevin Knight had six assists and 12 points, going 6-for-7 from the floor as the Jazz got the Suns in foul trouble and pulled away in the second half.
Amare Stoudemire led Phoenix with 30 points and eight rebounds. Steve Nash had 14 points and eight assists, but Shaquille O’Neal finished with just nine points and one rebound. O’Neal had back-to-back shots blocked by Kirilenko during Phoenix’s slump in the fourth quarter.
Spurs 86, Clippers 83
LOS ANGELES (AP) ” Roger Mason’s 3-pointer with 8.4 seconds remaining lifted San Antonio over Los Angeles for its third straight victory.
Tim Duncan had 20 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots. Michael Finley added 19 points for the short-handed Spurs, who have won nine straight and 17 of 18 over the Clippers.
Cuttino Mobley led the Clippers (1-9) with 18 points. Chris Kaman added 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Baron Davis had 11 points and eight assists, but shot just 5-of-17.