CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Tracy McGrady scored 23 points, Yao Ming added 21 and the Houston Rockets allowed the fewest points in franchise history in a 92-62 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.

The Rockets allowed one fewer point than they did a week ago in a win over Cleveland and held the Bobcats to a franchise-worst 28 percent shooting.

McGrady and Yao, who combined to shoot 10-for-40 in a loss to Minnesota on Wednesday, ended the suspense early.

McGrady was 6-of-8 in the first quarter as the Rockets built a 31-17 lead. Yao scored 12 points in the second period, when the Rockets led by as many as 21.

Houston took a 33-point lead in the third quarter and McGrady and Yao sat out much of the fourth.

Raymond Felton scored 16 points and was the only player in double figures for the Bobcats, who committed 21 turnovers. Charlotte shattered its the previous low point total of 71 set against Indiana in Dec. 2004, during its inaugural season.

Rookie Adam Morrison was the poster boy for Charlotte’s offensive problems, scoring two points on 1-of-11 shooting. In the past three games, Morrison has eight points on 3-of-26 shooting.

But he didn’t have any help – Charlotte missed 22 of its first 27 shots.


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