11 May 2009

Rockets stun Lakers

11:39 am on 11 May 2009

The Houston Rockets stunned the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers, winning 99-87 without big man Yao Ming, to level their NBA Western Conference basketball semi-final series at two games all.

Guard Aaron Brooks scored a career-best 34 points in the shock win as the Rockets played well without Yao, who broke his left foot in game three.

Pau Gasol scored 30 points for the Lakers, who host Game Five on Wednesday, but Kobe Bryant had only 15, making just seven of 17 shots.