Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 11/26

Game 1: Saturday, November 26th
Game 2: Friday, January 20th

Bulls 94

(6-5, 3-4 away)

Rockets 89

(3-11, 1-5 home)

    Coverage: WGN

    7:30 PM ET, November 26, 2005

    Toyota Center, Houston, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHI 27 17 27 2394
    HOU 22 22 16 2989

    Top Performers

    Chi: A. Nocioni 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Hou: Y. Ming 30 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rockets aim to snap six-game losing streak

    Chicago (5-5) at Houston (3-10) 8:30 pm EST

    HOUSTON (Ticker) -- Without All-Star Tracy McGrady, the Houston Rockets look like a lost team. They aim to get back on track Saturday against the Chicago Bulls.

    Despite getting 15 points and 12 rebounds from Yao Ming, the Rockets lost their sixth straight game, 86-81, to Memphis on Friday.

    Derek Anderson has been a bright spot since McGrady's injury, averaging 19 points off the bench in his last three contests for Houston, which only has one home victory and that came in the season opener against Sacramento.

    The Bulls are coming off a 106-99 victory at San Antonio on Friday. Ben Gordon scored 19 points and Luol Deng added 17 points and seven rebounds for Chicago, which is 2-3 on its road trip.

    The Bulls have outrebounded their last two opponents, 97-79, en route to totaling 84 points in the paint. Forward Mike Sweetney has been playing well over his last three games, averaging 14.0 points and 10.0 rebounds.

    The Rockets has won five straight over the Bulls, with three coming in Houston, including last year's 105-92 victory.