AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Richard Hamilton scored 17 points and Antonio McDyess and the Detroit Pistons beat the shorthanded Houston Rockets for their fifth straight win 94-82.
The Pistons joined the Boston Celtics as the only 20-game winners in the NBA.
The Rockets lost two stars, both leaving with injuries.
Tracy McGrady didn't come out for the second half after aggravating a sore knee.
Yao Ming missed most of the second half after needing four stitches to close a facial cut.
Antonio McDyess finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Rasheed Wallace had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jason Maxiell had 14 points off the bench for Detroit.
Luis Scola led Houston with 18.
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