Tim Thomas scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a six-game losing streak last night with a 98-93 victory over the host Houston Rockets, who will lose Yao Ming for at least six weeks after fracturing the bone under his right knee.
Yao was leaping for a blocked shot as Chuck Hayes and Tim Thomas hit the floor beneath him. Yao's knee appeared to get caught under Thomas's body.
Yao was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where an MRI test revealed a fracture of Yao's right tibial plateau.
Sixers 98, Knicks 77 -- Andre Iguodala scored 20 points and Andre Miller added 9 points and 11 assists for host Philadelphia.
Heat 105, Warriors 92 -- Jason Kapono scored 27 points to power host Miami.
Timberwolves 78, Pacers 71 -- Kevin Garnett had 29 points and 19 rebounds as visiting Minnesota snapped a four-game skid.
Pistons 108, Hawks 81 -- Nazr Mohammed had 19 points to lift host Detroit.
Cavaliers 86, Magic 83 -- LeBron James had 32 points to carry host Cleveland past Orlando.
Spurs 112, Hornets 77 -- Tony Parker scored 19 points in San Antonio's romp in Oklahoma City.
Jazz 100, Grizzlies 97 -- Mehmet Okur scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, to spark Utah at Memphis.
Bucks 115, Nets 104 -- Mo Williams scored 32 points to lift host Milwaukee.
Bulls 115, Bobcats 76 -- Ben Gordon scored 18 of his 23 points in the second quarter for host Chicago. SuperSonics 110, Raptors 97 -- Ray Allen scored 28 points to power host Seattle.