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NBA: Houston 109, Denver 81

HOUSTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Tracy McGrady led all scorers with 35 points Saturday night, as the Houston Rockets routed Denver 109-81.

Yao Ming finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, Shane Battier scored eight points and pulled down 12 rebounds, and Steve Francis scored 10, as the Rockets broke a six-game losing streak.

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Allen Iverson scored 18 points, Carmelo Anthony had 17, and J.R. Smith scored 13 for the Nuggets, who lost for the second time in three games.

Houston out-rebounded Denver 57-38.

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