McGrady attends to family emergency

Updated: January 24, 2005, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Rockets forward Tracy McGrady missed Houston's game Monday night against the Orlando Magic because of a medical emergency in his family.

Tracy McGrady
Shooting Guard
Houston Rockets
Profile
2004-2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%
39 25.3 6.2 5.6 .427 .772

McGrady was at the team's shootaround earlier in the day, but called Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy a couple of hours before the game to tell him about the emergency.

Team officials weren't sure where he was going or how long he would be away.

The absence of McGrady prevented a rematch against his former team. He scored 27 points in a 108-99 victory at Orlando on Thursday.

McGrady came to Houston in an offseason trade with the Magic. The deal sent guards Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley and forward Kelvin Cato to Orlando.


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