Patrick Patterson taken to hospital

Updated: January 17, 2011, 1:40 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Houston rookie Patrick Patterson returned home on the Rockets' charter flight Saturday night, a few hours after chest pains and congestion forced him to leave Philips Arena in an ambulance.

Team spokesman Bob Schranz said preliminary tests on Patterson, the NBA's No. 14 overall draft pick, were precautionary and revealed no problems other than flulike symptoms.

Patterson was taken to Piedmont Hospital, but was not admitted. The Rockets, who host Milwaukee on Monday, are ...

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