NBA Play offs - Rockets vs. Lakers

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Houston, Texas (AFP) - - The Houston Rockets, has decided not to bend in response to a late season injury star center Yao Ming, has shocked the Los Angeles Lakers 99-87 Sunday to tie their National Basketball Association Play offs. Point guard Aaron Brooks scored a career high 34 points to lead the Rockets, who tied most of-seven Western Conference semi-final series with two matches each. Shane Battier had 23 points, including five 3-pointers to an explosion of Houston has created a series 22-7 lead in the opening balance, minutes, and never trailed.
Luis Scola scored fifth game of double-double of his career with 11 points and 14 strikes Houston. China Yao, who learned Saturday that he would miss the rest of the season in Houston with hair fracture in left foot, according to transparent key. He limped off the court after the game-three defeat in Houston on Friday. Lakers coach Phil Jackson warned his players not to take too easily for the Rockets because of Yao's injury. "I do not want my players to believe that it should be easy to battle tonight," he said before the match. "It will not be easy." But the Lakers looked as sloppy Rockets built a 54-36 half time lead. Houston led 83-54 after the third period, with Brooks, a lightning quick 6-footer, scoring 17. He finished third after a long colleting from Ron Artest and nailing a layup. Spain Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 30 points while Kobe Bryant had 15 for Los Angeles, which hosts five players on Tuesday. Artest had eight points, 10 beats, but returned with six assists. Midway through the third on the Lakers' Lamar Odom charged Battistello. He fell to the ground and stayed there for a little while before going to the bench and dressing room at the back spasms that ended his life. After a spell on the bench, Bryant returned midway through the fourth to help the Lakers to close the gap, but never really threatened.