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Rockets Bounce Back; Run Past Spurs 
Posted on November 21, 2008 at 11:18 AM.
Artest, McGrady Combine For 44 As Rockets Hold On
Friday November 21 2008
SAN ANTONIO(AP) - As the clock winded down, Ron Artest was all smiles as he looked at the final score. "That's more like it!" he exclaimed to his new teammates as they enjoyed a 91-74 victory over the hometown San Antonio Spurs.

Artest finished with 24 pts. and 4 assists, going 3-4 from 3 pt. range. Tracy McGrady added 20 points. 2 others finished with double digits. Yao had an off-night with only 5 points.

Tim Duncan's second straight game with 40+ points (42, 20-26) was not enough to beat a rejuvenated Rockets team. "They played as a team," the ten-time All Star said with a bit of frustration in his voice. "We have to start getting more guys involved early on. (Manu) got a little hot there at the end but it was too late. We need more from Tony." Tony Parker finished with 6 pts. on 3-9 shooting.

The Rockets played well, leading most of the way. The Spurs cut a 15 point deficit to 5 but Houston responded coming off what turned out to be a vital timeout....

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