McGrady's 28 Lifts Rockets Past Thunder 98-96

Saturday, January 10th 2009, 10:45 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Tracy McGrady scored 26 points and made two critical free throws with 8.2 seconds left to help the Houston Rockets win their second straight road game by holding off the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-96 on Friday night.

McGrady, who had missed 2 of the Rockets' previous three games due to a left knee injury, helped extend Houston's winning streak over the franchise to 10 straight games, including seven when the Oklahoma City team played in Seattle.

The Rockets, coming off a win at defending NBA champion Boston, overcame a quiet night from Yao Ming, who went 3 of 10 from the field and scored 14 points.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 27 points.