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Houston Rockets’ Yao Ming hugs teammate Tracy McGrady before the start of their game against the Los Angeles Clippers. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
Lue drive
Houston Rockets’ Tyronn Lue drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Bobby Simmons defends during the fourth quarter at the Staples Center. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
Marko Jaric
Clipper Marko Jaric drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center. (Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)
Van Gundy
Head coach Jeff Van Gundy of the Houston Rockets reacts during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. (Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)
Yao ow
Houston Rockets’ Yao Ming is double teammed by Los Angeles Clippers’ Bobby Simmons, right, and Elton Brand. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
Background check
BACKGROUND CHECK: Elton Brand, foreground, has the ball knocked away by Juwan Howard. (George Wilhelm / Los Angeles Times)
Tracy McGrady
Houston Rockets’ Tracy McGrady is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Wilcox as he goes up for a basket during the second quarter. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)