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Rockets fall to Wizards, Yao scores 11

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005
by John
Yao stretches out for a rebound over the Wizards' Antawn Jamison on Wednesday night in Washington.  Yao had a below average game, scoring 11 points on only 3-of-9 shooting from the floor, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.  The Rockets ended up losing the game 101-98.Yao stretches out for a rebound over the Wizards’ Antawn Jamison on Wednesday night in Washington. Yao had a below average game, scoring 11 points on only 3-of-9 shooting from the floor, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. The Rockets ended up losing the game 101-98. Click here for more photos from the game.

by John

WEDNESDAY, 3/2/05 – Just one day after getting lucky against the Chicago Bulls when shooting guard and catalyst Luol Deng had to leave his game against the Rockets for good, Houston had the exact opposite occur against them against Washington on Wednesday night.

Wizards guard Larry Hughes returned to the lineup for the first time after missing 20 games because of a broken thumb. Washington really missed him during his absence by winning only 9 of those games, and had lost 5 of their last six games. Hughes’ return made a big difference as he scored 31 points, grabbed 6 boards and had four assists to lead the Wizards to a 101-98 victory.

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Rockets wallop the Wizards; Yao scores 23, grabs 9 boards

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005
by John
Yao goes up between Washington's Antawn Jamison and Jarvis Hayes on Tuesday night in Houston as the Rockets dominated the Wizards, 123-93.  Yao scored 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting and grabbed 9 boards.Yao goes up between Washington’s Antawn Jamison and Jarvis Hayes on Tuesday night in Houston as the Rockets dominated the Wizards, 123-93. Yao scored 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting and grabbed 9 boards. Click here for more photos from the game.

by Chia-Chi

TUESDAY, 2/15/05 – Have the dreams and expectations of the Rockets early in the season finally emerged? Have phrases like, “adjusting to a new system” and “finding their rhythm” been buried for good?

Rev up those bandwagon engines, I have a feeling the Rockets may be taking us for a ride.

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