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3/20/2003 - Houston Chronicle
Yao's first 3 locks up Rockets' win
Rockets Bounce Back
Francis records triple-double, Rockets stuff Warriors in Oakland
By Clutch
MARCH 22, 2003 1:32 AM  |  BOX SCORE  |  HISTORY VS. WARRIORS

From Way Downtown to Boot
Yao Ming had a big game against the Warriors, and nailed his first triple as well
Needing a big win to keep the skid from growing and a playoff contender off their heels, the Rockets responded Friday night.

Steve Francis recorded a triple-double with 13 points, 12 boards and 11 assists while Yao Ming had a huge game with 23 points, 14 boards and 4 blocks as the Rockets beat the Warriors 117-107 in Oakland. The win keeps the Rockets tied with the Suns with a 36-32 record and keeps the Warriors 3 1/2 games back.

Yao not only had a big game, but capped it by nailing his first career three-pointer with less than a minute to go.


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