Yao, Scola lead Rockets past Hornets 86-66Posted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports: Yao Ming scored 22 points, Luis Scola grabbed 15 rebounds and the Rockets routed the Hornets 86-66 on Monday night in their regular-season home finale. Houston came in holding the No. 4 seed in the West, but with the same record as San Antonio and Portland, who both won later in the night. If the Rockets win their last game in Dallas on Wednesday, they’ll secure their first division championship since 1993-94. But in the jumbled Western Conference, Houston could also slip to fifth place—and lose home-court advantage in the first round—with a loss to the Mavericks… David West had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Chris Paul had nine points and seven assists for the Hornets, who’ve lost five of their last seven. Scott is worried about his team’s inconsistency heading into its regular-season finale Wednesday in San Antonio.