(From China Daily)
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan: Reigning champion Detroit spoiled National Basketball Association scoring leader Tracy McGrady's debut alongside star centre Yao Ming with Houston, downing the Rockets 87-79 here on Tuesday.
Rasheed Wallace scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Pistons to victory in the NBA season opener for both clubs.
A sell-out crowd of 22,076 saw the Pistons raise a championship banner and received rings commemorating their stunning victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in last June's finals. "We would have looked like jackasses if we had come out and lost this game," Wallace said. Chauncey Billups scored 17 points while Ben Wallace and Richard …