Yao Ming scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Houston edged Milwaukee 85-81 last night in Texas. The Rockets out-rebounded the Bucks 40-34 on the night and forced Milwaukee into 17 turnovers.
Michael Redd led the Bucks with 20 points. Richard Jefferson added 16. Point guard Luke Ridnour scored 11 points and dished out 11 assists in the loss.
Houston has beaten Milwaukee 8 straight times. The Bucks will host Charlotte on Friday night at the Bradley Center.