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3/8/2003 - Houston Chronicle
Rockets do it with defense
3/8/2003 - Houston Chronicle
Texas cuts down the Nets
3/8/2003 - New York Post
Groan-Star State
3/8/2003 - New York Times
Nets Scrape Bottom With Record-Low Half
3/8/2003 - New York Daily News
Nets take low road
3/8/2003 - Newark Star-Ledger
Nets trounced by Rockets
Rockets Dodge Nets
Houston holds New Jersey to 24 first half points in easy 83-71 win
By Clutch
MARCH 8, 2003 10:41 PM  |  BOX SCORE  |  HISTORY VS. NETS

KMart Meets Great Wall
Yao Ming had 4 blocks Saturday night, improving the Rockets record to a staggering 17-4 when Yao has 3 rejections or more
It's not often that the Rockets shoot under 40% and win comfortably, but that's what happened Saturday night.

Houston held the Nets to just 24 points total in the first half and cruised to an 83-71 win over the New Jersey Nets in the Compaq Center.

Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley combined for 35 points while Yao Ming had a rough shooting night (4-13), but finished with 12 points, 10 boards and 4 blocks.

It's worth noting also that there was an "over 40%" breakthrough for Eddie Griffin, who hit 5-11 shots for 11 points and 9 boards.

The Rockets held Jason Kidd to 3-12 shooting for just 6 points and 4 assists.


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