Published 12:00 am Monday, December 25, 2006
LOS ANGELES — Yao Ming had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Rafer Alston added 24 points and eight assists, and the Houston Rockets snapped a three-game losing streak without Tracy McGrady in a 108-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
McGrady missed his fourth straight game because of back spasms.
Jazz 104, Pacers 94
INDIANAPOLIS — Carlos Boozer has 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Mehmet Okur added 17 points to help Utah open a five-game trip with a victory.
Jermaine O’Neal led Indiana with 31 points.
Raptors 120, Warriors 115
TORONTO — Morris Peterson had 23 points, and T.J. Ford added 21 points and 14 assists to lead the Raptors to their third straight victory without Chris Bosh.
Andrea Bargnani had 18 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks for the Raptors, 3-2 without Bosh, their leading scorer, who has an injured left knee.
Monta Ellis scored 28 points for the Warriors.
Pistons 97, Sonics 93
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Jason Maxiell hit a baseline jumper with 6.8 seconds left to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Seattle SuperSonics 97-93.
The second-year player, forced into the rotation with Rasheed Wallace slowed by ankle injuries, had 17 points and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes.