McGrady attends to family emergency
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.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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