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A person familiar with the deal says the Houston Rockets have acquired center Marcus Camby from Portland and Derek Fisher and a 2012 first-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers in separate trades.
The Rockets are sending point guard Jonny Flynn, center Hasheem Thabeet and a second-round pick to the Trail Blazers and forward Jordan Hill to the Lakers. The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
The 6-foot-11 Camby brings a much-needed inside presence to the Rockets, who are 24-20 and currently hold the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. Fisher provides depth and championship experience to the point-guard spot. Goran Dragic has started the last four games in place of Kyle Lowry, who's out with a bacterial infection.
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Marcus Camby was slightly frustrated after watching Raymond Felton commit yet another turnover. In great tackling form he took out his frustrations on poor Landry Fields. Being down by 30 points early in the third probably didn’t make matters any better.
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BOXSCORE | RECAP
Indiana 92, Portland Trailblazers 75
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, March...