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Knicks lose in McGrady's first game vs. Rockets

Tracy McGrady scored 15 points for the Knicks

Tracy McGrady scored 15 points for the Knicks in his first game against the Rockets and former teammates Chase Budinger, left, and Luis Scola, right. (Mar. 21, 2010) Photo Credit: Jason DeCrow

Aaron Brooks scored seven straight points down the stretch and the Houston Rockets got strong efforts from the players they got for Tracy McGrady to beat the New York Knicks 116-112 Sunday.

Kevin Martin, acquired by the Rockets from Sacramento in the three-team deal that sent McGrady to New York, led Houston with 28 points. Jordan Hill and Jared Jeffries, who went from the Knicks to the Rockets, played key roles down the stretch because of injuries and illnesses to Houston’s frontcourt.

Hill finished with a season-high 13 points, while Jeffries took a pair of charges at the end.

McGrady finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 33 minutes, but was scoreless in the fourth.

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