Rockets' McGrady returns after seven-game absence

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tracy McGrady returned to Houston's lineup
Tuesday against Indiana after sitting out seven games with back

The Rockets were 2-5 without McGrady, who averaged 19.2 points,
6.3 assists and 5.6 rebounds a game. Now, Houston is missing center
and leading scorer Yao Ming for six weeks after he fractured the
bone under his right knee Saturday.

Pacers forward Jermaine O'Neal, meanwhile, was sitting out
Tuesday's game with flu symptoms.