The Houston Rockets got a road win against the LA Lakers 76-74. Yao Ming sat out his first game with a bad toe. Tmac threw in 20 points and 8 rebounds in 35 minutes. Yao had to carry a bigger load without Tmac now it's his turn. Juwan Howard had 10 points and 7 rebounds in 39 minutes. Howard has step up his rebounding without Yao in. Kobe Bryant had 24 points and 6 assists in 38 minutes. Kobe is getting his team involved that's a good start. Kwame Brown had 11 points and 6 boards in 28 minutes. Brown is fighting Cook for that starting spot and right won me over.