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Friday, November 9th (All times eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (2-2) at Houston Rockets (4-1), 8:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Houston Rockets will wrap up a two-game homestand when they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks tonight to the Toyota Center.

On Tuesday, Yao Ming poured in a game-high 28 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Rockets past the defending world champion San Antonio Spurs, 89-81, at the Toyota Center.

Tracy McGrady had 12 points, nine boards and six assists in the win for the Rockets, who have four wins in their first five games of the season. Bonzi Wells added 14 points and 15 rebounds in the victory, while Mike James contributed 13 points off the bench.

After tonight's contest, Houston will embark on a two-game road trip. The Rockets will visit the Charlotte Bobcats and Memphis Grizzlies on the upcoming swing.

Houston is 2-0 at home this season.

Milwaukee has won two in a row after opening the season with back-to-back losses. Desmond Mason went a perfect 10-for-10 from the field and scored 21 points to lead the Bucks to an easy 112-85 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday at the Bradley Center.

Michael Redd added 17 points and Maurice Williams netted 13 in the victory for the Bucks, who shot 60.3 percent from the floor. Center Andrew Bogut finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the win.

The Bucks, who open a two-game road trip this evening, are 0-2 on the road this season. They will visit San Antonio on Sunday at the AT&T Center.

Tonight's contest is the first time Milwaukee's Yi Jianlian and Yao will meet in the NBA. They were teammates on the Chinese national team. This is the most anticipated matchup between two Chinese players in NBA history.

Last season, the Rockets were 2-0 against Milwaukee. The Bucks have lost six straight and seven of their last eight at Houston.

11/09 15:07:21 ET


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