Rockets outlast Pistons in double OT

Yao Ming dropped a game-high 31 points and hauled down 15 boards for a double-double Wednesday, helping the Houston Rockets defeat the Detroit Pistons 106-101.

Houston failed to cover the 9-point spread, while the 207 points sailed OVER the posted total of 176.

Ron Artest chipped in with 26 points and four rebounds, while Luis Scola added 14 points and six rebounds in the win.

Arron Afflalo went for 24 points for the Pistons, and Rodney Stuckey added 21 points in a losing effort.