Houston was trailing 80-78 with six seconds to play when Derek
Anderson threw the ball out of bounds on a bad pass. Stoudamire
drew a foul on the next play and made two free throws.
Houston had taken a 54-42 lead early in the third quarter on a
turnaround jumper by Yao. But the Grizzlies used a 12-2 run capped
by a reverse layup by Miller to close the Rockets' lead to two.
Memphis began the final period up 64-63.
The Rockets held a 49-38 halftime lead after ending the second
quarter with a 10-1 run. Yao contributed five points in the run,
while Jon Barry hit a 3-pointer and McGrady added two free throws.
Both teams were slow getting started, with the Grizzlies
shooting 30.4 percent in the first quarter and the Rockets scoring
on 36.8 percent of their shots in the period.