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Rockets' Landry Shot in His Left Leg

The Rockets said they expect Carl Landry, who was shot yesterday, to return in 1 to 3 weeks.
The Rockets said they expect Carl Landry, who was shot yesterday, to return in 1 to 3 weeks. (By David Zalubowski -- Associated Press)
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rockets F Carl Landry was shot in the left leg early yesterday while driving near his home.

The injury was minor, and the team said Landry was treated at a hospital and released. The Rockets said they expected Landry to return to action in one to three weeks.

The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m., a few hours after the Rockets returned from a game at New Orleans.

Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said Landry was driving his sport-utility vehicle southbound on a city street, when a northbound car swerved into his path and collided with his vehicle. Landry and the driver of the other vehicle made U-turns and the vehicles collided again and Landry's SUV hit a utility pole.

Smith said Landry got out of his SUV to inspect the damage, and was shot by one of the two occupants of the car. The suspects then fled the scene.

-- MAVERICKS: Swingman Josh Howard will be out at least another week because of an injured left ankle that may need surgery.

The team says Howard will get a cortisone shot this week and will try to practice late next week. In a statement, the team added that arthroscopic surgery "will be planned to address chronic issues regarding his ankle at a later date."

-- PISTONS: Top scorer Richard Hamilton missed last night's game against the Mavericks because of a nagging groin problem. . . .

NBA Commissioner David Stern and Isiah Thomas were among hundreds of mourners who gathered to remember team owner and philanthropist William Davidson.

Davidson died Friday at his Bloomfield Hills, Mich., home at the age of 86.

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