ROCKETS: Guard Tracy McGrady and forward Ron Artest missed the Rockets' game Saturday night against New York because of injuries.


McGrady has soreness in his left knee, the aftereffects of off-season surgery. Artest sat out for the fourth time in five games because of a sprained right ankle.

BUCKS: Center Andrew Bogut returned to action against Minnesota after missing four games because of a back injury.

GRIZZLIES: Re-signed forward Darius Miles despite a threat of legal action by the Trail Blazers.

Trail Blazers president Larry Miller said Friday he believed other clubs wanted to sign Miles because it would cost Portland money, not because it would help on the court.

Miles is coming back from major knee surgery. If he plays two more games, Portland will be on the hook for the $18 million left on his contract. That would count against its salary cap and force the team to pay luxury tax.



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