Yao, Rockets pull away from Pistons in double OT

BY foxsports • March 19, 2009

The Houston Rockets turned to Yao Ming and finally pulled away from the undermanned Detroit Pistons.

Yao scored 31 points - eight in the extra periods - and Ron Artest added 26 to lead the Rockets to a 106-101 double-overtime victory Wednesday night against the Pistons, who played without injured stars Richard Hamilton (groin), Allen Iverson (back) and Rasheed Wallace (calf).

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