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Yao out, but win streak hits 13

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Houston’s Bobby Jackson, left, who had seven assists, gets the ball away from Washington’s DeShawn Stevenson.

Associated Press Houston’s Bobby Jackson, left, who had seven assists, gets the ball away from Washington’s DeShawn Stevenson.

HOUSTON — In their first game without Yao Ming, Luther Head had 18 points to lead the Rockets to a 94-69 win over the Wizards on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory.

All-Star center Yao, averaging 22 points and 10.8 rebounds, is out for the season with a stress fracture in his left foot.

If Yao chooses surgery, as recommended by team doctor Tom Clanton, it would involve placing screws across the bone to hold it together. The second option would be to treat it with a cast and crutches. Both involve a healing time of about four months.

Clanton would not say when Yao could play again, but said he doesn't expect the center to miss the Beijing Olympics in August.

That possibility is weighing heavily on Yao: "If I cannot play in the Olympics for my country this time, it will be the biggest loss in my career to right now," he said.

WASHINGTON (69): Blatche 2-13 2-3 6, Jamison 8-15 0-0 18, Haywood 3-9 1-2 7, Daniels 2-5 0-1 4, Stevenson 2-12 1-3 5, Songaila 0-4 0-0 0, Mason 0-4 2-5 2, McGuire 0-2 0-0 0, Young 6-11 4-5 16, Pecherov 3-8 3-4 11. Totals 26-83 13-23 69.

HOUSTON (94): Battier 3-7 2-2 9, Scola 7-7 0-0 14, Mutombo 2-4 0-0 4, Alston 6-11 0-0 13, McGrady 4-15 2-4 11, Head 7-16 1-2 18, Landry 5-6 2-4 12, Jackson 0-7 0-0 0, Hayes 2-2 0-0 4, Novak 1-2 0-0 3, Brooks 0-3 0-0 0, Green 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 40-83 7-12 94.

Washington 12 11 26 20— 69

Houston 24 27 17 26— 94

3-Point GoalsWashington 4-13 (Pecherov 2-3, Jamison 2-4, Young 0-1, Stevenson 0-2, Mason 0-3), Houston 7-27 (Head 3-9, Novak 1-2, Alston 1-3, McGrady 1-4, Battier 1-4, Brooks 0-2, Jackson 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsWashington 52 (Haywood, Jamison 9), Houston 63 (Battier 9). AssistsWashington 11 (Daniels 6), Houston 25 (Jackson 7). Total FoulsWashington 9, Houston 20. TechnicalsWashington coach Jordan, Stevenson, Mutombo.

Magic 102, Nets 92

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Hedo Turkoglu scored 17 his 25 points in the fourth quarter as Orlando won its third straight game. Dwight Howard had his 50th double double of the season (17 points, 10 rebounds) as the Magic ran its streak of 100-point games to nine.

Point guard Devin Harris (sprained left ankle), acquired from Dallas on Feb. 19 in an eight-player trade that sent Jason Kidd to the Mavericks, plans to practice with the Nets today.

ORLANDO (102): Turkoglu 8-13 7-8 25, Lewis 7-10 8-12 25, Howard 5-10 7-15 17, Nelson 2-5 0-0 4, Evans 7-12 0-0 14, Cook 0-3 0-0 0, Dooling 4-6 6-6 14, Bogans 1-6 1-2 3, Foyle 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-65 29-43 102.

NEW JERSEY (92): Jefferson 6-16 6-6 20, Krstic 1-4 3-4 5, Boone 6-6 0-2 12, M.Williams 4-13 0-0 10, Carter 11-23 1-2 26, Nachbar 4-12 0-0 11, Armstrong 3-7 0-0 8, Diop 0-0 0-2 0, Hassell 0-1 0-0 0, S.Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-82 10-16 92.

Orlando 20 24 26 32— 102

New Jersey 23 20 24 25— 92

3-Point GoalsOrlando 5-17 (Lewis 3-4, Turkoglu 2-4, Nelson 0-1, Bogans 0-2, Evans 0-3, Cook 0-3), New Jersey 12-26 (Nachbar 3-4, Carter 3-6, Jefferson 2-4, Armstrong 2-5, M.Williams 2-7). Fouled OutJefferson, Carter. ReboundsOrlando 51 (Howard 10), New Jersey 47 (Boone 11). AssistsOrlando 16 (Nelson 5), New Jersey 25 (M.Williams 8). Total FoulsOrlando 16, New Jersey 34.

Heat 107, Kings 86

MIAMI — Shawn Marion scored 24 points, Udonis Haslem added 17 and the Heat used a huge third quarter to snap an 11-game losing streak.

Dwyane Wade finished with 15 points for Miami, which held Sacramento to 10 percent shooting (2-for-20) in the third quarter, a Heat franchise record.

Miami will send first-round draft pick Daequan Cook to the Iowa Energy of the Development League today for five games, as well as backup center Joel Anthony and an assistant coach.

SACRAMENTO (86): Artest 3-14 8-8 14, Moore 3-4 2-2 8, Miller 3-8 2-2 8, Udrih 2-7 0-0 4, Martin 5-11 3-4 14, Salmons 3-10 2-2 8, An.Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Hawes 7-10 2-4 16, Garcia 1-4 0-0 2, Douby 2-4 0-0 5, S.Williams 3-4 1-2 7. Totals 32-76 20-24 86.

MIAMI (107): Marion 10-14 3-3 24, Haslem 6-11 5-5 17, Blount 4-9 6-8 14, J.Williams 4-8 0-0 10, Wade 6-12 3-6 15, Barron 4-7 3-4 11, Davis 4-9 2-4 11, Banks 1-3 2-2 5, Quinn 0-2 0-0 0, Al.Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-75 24-32 107.

Sacramento 32 20 11 23— 86

Miami 30 28 31 18— 107

3-Point GoalsSacramento 2-17 (Douby 1-2, Martin 1-5, Miller 0-1, Salmons 0-2, Garcia 0-2, Artest 0-5), Miami 5-11 (J.Williams 2-3, Marion 1-1, Davis 1-2, Banks 1-3, Quinn 0-1, Wade 0-1). ReboundsSacramento 46 (Moore 9), Miami 46 (Blount 9). AssistsSacramento 16 (Udrih 3), Miami 27 (Wade, J.Williams 9). Total FoulsSacramento 26, Miami 20. Flagrant Foul—Barron.

Timberwolves 111, Jazz 100

MINNEAPOLIS — Al Jefferson and Rashad McCants scored 22, and Randy Foye added a season-high 20 for Minnesota.

UTAH (100): Kirilenko 3-10 0-2 7, Boozer 9-16 16-18 34, Okur 3-10 2-2 11, Williams 5-12 7-8 18, R.Brewer 2-4 3-4 7, Millsap 2-5 0-0 4, Harpring 4-7 2-2 10, Price 2-2 0-0 4, Korver 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 32-69 30-36 100.

MINNESOTA (111): C.Brewer 1-5 0-0 2, Gomes 7-15 5-6 20, Jefferson 7-17 8-10 22, Telfair 3-10 4-6 12, Foye 8-16 2-2 20, Ratliff 0-1 0-0 0, McCants 8-17 5-8 22, Snyder 2-3 1-4 6, Smith 2-4 3-3 7, Richard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-88 28-39 111.

Utah 25 22 25 28— 100

Minnesota 27 25 20 39— 111

3-Point GoalsUtah 6-13 (Okur 3-6, Williams 1-2, Korver 1-2, Kirilenko 1-3), Minnesota 7-16 (Telfair 2-3, Foye 2-4, Snyder 1-2, McCants 1-3, Gomes 1-3, Jefferson 0-1). ReboundsUtah 49 (Okur 11), Minnesota 55 (Gomes 11). AssistsUtah 26 (Williams 9), Minnesota 18 (Telfair 4). Total FoulsUtah 26, Minnesota 28.

Bucks 105, Cavaliers 102

MILWAUKEE — Michael Redd hit a winning 3-pointer as the final horn sounded to give the Bucks a victory over the Cavaliers, who struggled to integrate the four players they obtained in a recent blockbuster trade.

CLEVELAND (102): James 16-24 2-5 35, Varejao 2-5 2-2 6, Wallace 2-6 3-4 7, West 3-8 0-0 7, Brown 4-6 0-0 10, Szczerbiak 5-18 1-1 13, Da.Jones 4-5 0-0 12, Smith 5-11 2-2 12, Dw.Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-83 10-14 102.

MILWAUKEE (105): Mason 5-9 1-1 11, Villanueva 4-12 1-1 10, Bogut 5-15 6-10 16, Williams 12-22 10-10 37, Redd 7-17 10-11 25, Yi 0-1 2-2 2, Gadzuric 0-0 0-0 0, Bell 0-0 2-2 2, Ivey 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 34-78 32-37 105.

Cleveland 28 25 27 22— 102

Milwaukee 25 32 20 28— 105

3-Point GoalsCleveland 10-24 (Da.Jones 4-4, Brown 2-4, Szczerbiak 2-9, James 1-3, West 1-4), Milwaukee 5-13 (Williams 3-6, Villanueva 1-3, Redd 1-4). ReboundsCleveland 48 (Wallace 11), Milwaukee 47 (Mason 11). AssistsCleveland 27 (West 7), Milwaukee 20 (Williams 6). Total FoulsCleveland 24, Milwaukee 16. TechnicalMilwaukee defensive three second.

Suns 127, Grizzlies 113

MEMPHIS — Steve Nash had 25 points and 13 assists, and Shaquille O'Neal added 13 points and 11 rebounds for his first double double since joining Phoenix on Feb. 20.

BOBCATS: Gerald Wallace visited a neurologist, four days after the forward was knocked unconscious when he was hit in the face with an inadvertent elbow from Sacramento's Mikki Moore. It was Wallace's fourth concussion in four years.

Rockets 94

Wizards 69

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