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12/17/2002 - Indianapolis Star
Pacers know Houston's Yao has improved
12/17/2002 - Houston Chronicle
Yao gives Pacers a lot to digest
12/17/2002 - Indianapolis Star
Yao topples Pacers
Yao Roughs Up Pacers
Behind Yao's 29 and 6 blocks, Rockets beat Pacers in Houston
By Clutch
DECEMBER 18, 2002 10:16 PM  |  BOX SCORE  |  HISTORY VS. PACERS

Last time Yao Ming faced Indiana, in his NBA debut and his team's season opener, he scored zero points and was labeled a "bust".

Just a month and a half later, Yao dominated Indiana, helping the Rockets beat the Pacers.

Big Yao, in front of a national ESPN audience, went off for 29 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocked shots, leading the Rockets past the Indiana Pacers 95-83.

Steve Francis added 19 points, but the rest of the Rockets were hideous, shooting 14-52 (26.9% shooting) from the floor. Fortunately, Yao had his biggest game to date to fuel the win.


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