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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Rockets continue to soar

Greetings from Toyota Center, where tonight in downtown Houston, the Rockets extended their winning streak to 18 games after knocking off the New Orleans Hornets 106-96.

The Hornets, who trailed by 13 points at halftime, were constantly kept off balance as the Rockets connected on a season-high 14 three-pointers.

Tracy McGrady and Chris Paul were spectacular. McGrady scored 41 and Paul collected 37 and a game-high 11 assists.

“For the most part,” said Rockets forward Shane Battier, “we eliminated what they wanted to do.”

Forget about the Rockets’ winning streak; what they talked about in the locker room after the game was gaining ground in the rough Western Conference.

The Rockets and Hornets now have identical 42-20 records, and they trail the Los Angeles Lakers by two games.


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