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McGrady expected to play when Rockets host Nuggets

Jan 20, 2007 - 4:33 PM Denver (19-17) at Houston (25-15) 8:30 pm EST

HOUSTON (Ticker) -- Tracy McGrady may return Saturday when the Houston Rockets host the Denver Nuggets.

Averaging 22.8 points and 6.3 assists this season, McGrady was scratched from Wednesday's 100-91 loss to the Phoenix Suns with a sore lower back. He was limited to just 47 games in 2005-2006 with back troubles.

The Rockets are already playing without Yao Ming, who is out with a fractured right leg.

Houston shot just 39 percent (35-of-89) from the floor and was outrebounded, 47-39, against Phoenix. Rafer Alston scored 29 points and Luther Head and Shane Battier added 16 each for the Rockets.

Denver is playing its final game before league-leading scorer Carmelo Anthony (31.6) returns from his 15-game suspension for his part in a brawl with the New York Knicks on December 16.

The Nuggets raised their record to 6-8 since the suspension with Friday's 110-99 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Marcus Camby scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and Allen Iverson added 25 points with nine assists for Denver.

Houston has won the last three meetings against Denver, including last Friday's 90-86 victory, and is 13-4 at home overall this season.








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    DENVER 121
    HOUSTON 113 FINAL IN 1ST OT

    Jan 20 11:18 PM
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    Nuggets vs. RocketsJan 20 11:15 PM
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    Nuggets vs. RocketsJan 20 11:08 PM


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    END OF REG 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    DENVER 25 28 24 31 108
    HOUSTON 31 27 28 22 108 END OF REG
    NBA DENVER AT HOUSTON
    HIGH SCORERS AFTER 4TH QUARTER
    DEN - ALLEN IVERSON 32, J.R. SMITH 21, - NENE
    14
    HOU - TRACY MCGRADY 24, JUWAN HOWARD 19, RAFER
    ALSTON 16

    Jan 20 11:03 PM
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    Nuggets vs. RocketsJan 20 10:55 PM
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    END 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    DENVER 25 28 24 77
    HOUSTON 31 27 28 86 END 3RD QTR
    HIGH SCORERS AFTER 3RD QUARTER
    DEN - ALLEN IVERSON 24, - NENE 14, LINAS
    KLEIZA 12
    HOU - JUWAN HOWARD 17, TRACY MCGRADY 17, RAFER
    ALSTON 16

    Jan 20 10:24 PM


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    DENVER 53
    HOUSTON 58 HALFTIME

    Jan 20 9:39 PM


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    DENVER 25
    HOUSTON 31 END, 1ST QTR

    Jan 20 9:08 PM