Former Marquette standout Steve Novak hit 5 of his 6 three-pointers last night, pouring in 17 points to help lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA exhibition play in Houston. Michael Redd scored 21 points and the Bucks hit 11 of 19 shots from three-point range (58%), but it wasn't enough. Yao Ming had 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Rockets, who played without star forward Tracy McGrady. The Bucks are 2-2 in preseason play. They'll travel to Dallas to face the Mavericks tonight.