Rockets Rookie Paces Houston Past Indiana

Landry picks up slack on poor shooting night for McGrady, Yao Ming
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2008 1:04 AM CST
Indiana Pacers' Jeff Foster (10) is stopped by Houston Rockets' Shane Battier, left, while driving to the basket during the second half of their game in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Houston won...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Carl Landry scored 22 points, 13 in the final quarter, as Houston extended its road winning streakt to six with a 106-103 squeaker over the Pacers in Indianapolis. It was a homecoming of sorts for Landry, who attended Purdue University in nearby Lafayette and was pumped to play in front of family and former teammates, writes the Houston Chronicle.

Landry's scoring helped make up for poor shooting by Rockets starts Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady, who combined to hit only 10 of 31 shots. "We found some open seams...and (Landry) finished for us," said McGrady. The Pacers went ahead in the fourth with an 8-for-8 shooting stretch but Landry made that short-lived. Danny Granger led Indy with 22 points.