The Rockets, the hottest team going with a 12-game win streak and right on the Mavs' heels, just found out center Yao Ming is out for the season with a foot fracture.
Ouch. That's really too bad. This season is too much fun to see a surging team lose one of its top players. The Rockets probably just became a whole lot more interested in a player like Jamaal Magloire, who is high on the Mavs' wish list to sign when he clears waivers at 6 tonight.
The Rockets are in town on March 6.
-- Jeff Caplan