Artest scores 26, Rockets beat Bobcats 99-78Posted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports: The Houston Rockets know who they have—and won’t have—for the rest of the season, so now they can finally focus only on winning games. Ron Artest scored 26 points, Yao Ming added 19 points and seven rebounds and the Rockets continued to win without Tracy McGrady, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 99-78 on Sunday. Luis Scola had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Shane Battier sank three 3-pointers for the Rockets, who’ve won four straight games and eight of the last nine McGrady has missed with a sore left knee… Raymond Felton, Boris Diaw and Emeka Okafor scored 13 points apiece for the Bobcats, who shot 36 percent from the field and had more turnovers (21) than assists (15) for the second straight game. Charlotte’s 21 turnovers were one shy of a season high.