Photograph of Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian shaking hands before the tip-off by Bill Kostroun/AP

Rockets 114, Nets 91: Any time Devin Harris is only on the court for 18 minutes, the game probably will not turn out well for the Nets. He had 10 points on 2-of-9 shooting (he was a perfect 6-of-6) from the free-throw line). Keyon Dooling put in 17 while racking up some extra minutes.

The Nets never appeared in this one. They trailed, 29-13, after one quarter and had no answer for Yao Ming. The Chinese superstar outshone Yi Jianlian and had 24 points and 16 rebounds. He also made all eight of his free throws. The Nets travel to Indiana for a game Tuesday.