T-Mac Pilots Rockets Past Pistons 80-77

Bobcats rally late to beat Clips, Knicks' struggles continue in loss to Sonics
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2007 1:43 AM CST
Houston Rockets' Tracy McGrady goes up for a shot as Detroit Pistons' Antonio McDyess, rear, watches during the first quarter of a basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 in Houston. (AP Photo/David...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The poor shooting was contagious in Houston as the Pistons shot 36 percent from the field and the Rockets shot a mind-numbing 27 percent from the charity stripe in Houston’s 80-77 win. The Rockets started out just 1-for-15 from the line, but made five of their last seven to eke out the victory. Tracy McGrady led his club with 29 points, reports the AP. Around the Association:

  • The Bobcats went on an 8-0 run late in the fourth quarter to overtake the Los Angeles Clippers. Emeka Okafor had a big night for Charlotte, recording 25 points and 16 rebounds.
  • Kevin Durant scored 30 points to lead Seattle to a 117-110 victory over New York. It was the fourth straight loss for the hapless Knicks.