HOUSTON (AP) -Tracy McGrady will miss Houston's next two games to rest his ailing left knee.
McGrady missed the second half of the Rockets' 97-92 loss to Orlando on Dec. 19 with soreness in the knee. He sat out Houston's loss to Denver the next night.
He played a total of 50 minutes in Houston's last two games, a win in Chicago on Dec. 22 and a loss to Detroit on Dec. 23.
An MRI exam performed on Monday revealed swollen tendons in the knee, but no structural damage.
The Rockets play Memphis on Friday and Toronto on Saturday. McGrady is expected to return for Houston's game against Golden State on New Year's Eve.
McGrady is the NBA's 10th leading scorer, averaging 22.8 points per game. He also leads the Rockets with 5.1 assists per game.
Also Thursday, Yao Ming missed practice with flulike symptoms, but the team said he is expected to play on Friday.
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