In National Basketball Association action Monday, Tracy McGrady's 31 points led the Houston Rockets to an 84-77 win over the Chicago Bulls.

McGrady, who had just six points at half-time, has scored at least 30 points in five of his last six games.

In the other NBA games Monday, Sam Cassell netted 31 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 100-90 win over the New Orleans Hornets, and the Denver Nuggets eased by the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-92.

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