• Rockets 101 Knicks 92: At least the fans had a couple of things to cheer about Wednesday. Giants’ running back, Brandon Jacobs got a standing ovation and Isiah Thomas got thrown out. Thomas was upset over the fact that Yao Ming wasn’t called for a charge and wandered onto the court, earning the ejection. Thomas may have had a case, but with his team only behind by three, it was a bad time to argue.

    Ming finished with 36 points as the Knicks once again showed their indifference to the defensive end of the floor. Both Curry and Randolph were in the starting lineup, which doesn’t help matters. The next five games are against Toronto, Detroit, Washington, New Jersey and Washington so 9-30 is a definite possibility.

  • Nets 99 Seatlle 88: Jason Kidd didn’t have a triple-double, but he could have. Kidd played only 29 minutes as the Nets cruised to the victory and finished with 16 points, 11 assists and 5 rebounds. The Nets have won 8 of their last 10, but have a challenge coming Friday night in Bosotn.

Photo of Isiah Thomas and Jamal Crawford by AP/Frank Franklin II