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Rockets smash Cavaliers

Associated Press / February 27, 2009
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The Rockets held LeBron James without an assist for the first time in his career and limited Cleveland to its lowest point total of the season, beating the Cavaliers, 93-74, last night in Houston.

Yao Ming scored 28 points and Ron Artest added 15 while harassing James on defense most of the night, leading the Rockets to their sixth consecutive victory.

James scored 21 points, but went 7 for 21 from the field with three turnovers.

Cavaliers forward Ben Wallace will miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his right leg. Wallace said Yao kicked him as they were running down the court in the second quarter. The 6-foot-9-inch Wallace managed to play midway into the third quarter before leaving for good with 6:19 left.

"I thought it was like a calf bruise or something, that would probably let up eventually," Wallace said. "But it didn't. It was one of those freak accidents that happen in basketball."

Lakers 132, Suns 106 - Host Los Angeles scored 70 points in the first half and rolled past Steve Nash-less Phoenix for the Lakers' sixth consecutive victory. Nash is day to day with a sprained right ankle suffered Tuesday against Charlotte.

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