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Tracy McGrady added 12 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Rockets, who won for the eighth time in 10 games. Carl Landry added 13 points.
Houston never trailed after McGrady hit a jumper to snap a 4-all tie. Luis Scola scored in the lane against Yi and Brooks followed with his banked 3-pointer to push the lead to 11-4.
After Yi followed a miss by Harris, Brooks converted a four-point play and McGrady hit two free throws to give Houston a 17-6 lead.
Brooks finished with 11 points in the quarter, and closing out the period by setting up Landry for a layup in the final seconds for one of the six assists by the 6-footer.
"They came out with a little more energy," Harris said. "We looked dead tonight."
Houston led by 23 points in the second quarter and the Nets never got closer than 16 in the third. The fourth quarter was mostly garbage time for the reserves.
Notes: The Yao-Yi matchup was televised to China live by the nation's largest network. The Nets distributed about 40 credentials to international members of the media. ... The Rockets had 61 points in the first half, the sixth time they have scored 60 or more points in a half. ... Houston has won 11 straight road games vs. Eastern Conference opponents dating to last season. The Nets played without Bobby Simmons, who went to Chicago for the pending birth of his child.
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