The Rockets once again will play without Yao on Wednesday when
they host the Toronto Raptors.
Houston has won six of its last seven games, the latest victory
coming Sunday in a 76-74 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers.
However, the Rockets had to pull it out without Yao, who is
expected to miss at least a few games with a toe infection.
The 7-6 native of China is averaging 19.9 points, 9.0 rebounds
and 1.4 blocks this season. On Sunday, veteran Dikembe Mutombo
started in his place and had two points, nine rebounds and three
Tracy McGrady led the Rockets with 20 points, including the
game-winning basket with three-tenths of a second remaining.