NBA: Spurs sign ex-scoring champ McGrady

Tracy McGrady also known as T-Mac, basketball player with the Houston Rockets.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The San Antonio Spurs gave their playoff push an added boost Tuesday by signing two-time league scoring champ Tracy McGrady for the rest of the National Basketball Association season.

The 33-year-old McGrady recently finished playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, with the Qingdao Eagles where he averaged 25.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists.

McGrady last played in the NBA in 2011-12, averaging 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds over 52 games with Atlanta.

In 982 NBA games, the veteran McGrady averaged 19.6 points and 5.6 rebounds with the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons and Hawks.

San Antonio waived veteran forward Stephen Jackson on Friday.

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