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Notebook: Rockets 106, Cavaliers 92


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:18 AM - Updated Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:18 AM

THE FACT: Rockets guard Patrick Beverley became the first NBA player to record at least 10 rebounds, eight assists, five steals and zero points in a game since steals became an official stat in the 1973-74 season.

THE LEAD: Jeremy Lin posted his first career triple-double (15 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) off the bench, and James Harden scored a game-high 28 points on 10-for-17 shooting in his return from a bruised left thumb as the Houston Rockets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-92 on Saturday at Toyota Center. Dwight Howard added 26 points on 10-for-12 shooting and three blocks for Houston (32-17), which has won three straight games overall and five of six at home.

Luol Deng finished with 24 points, while Kyrie Irving chipped in 21 points and seven assists to pace Cleveland (16-31). The Cavaliers have lost four consecutive games overall and seven straight meetings with the Rockets in Houston, which is 15 games above .500 for the first time since 2009.

QUOTABLE: "I'm just thankful. I never really thought about [the triple-double] until everyone was telling me it was about to happen. ... Three games ago, I was in a pretty bad slump, so right now I'm just trying to stay aggressive, stay confident, and try to make the right basketball play."
-- Jeremy Lin

THE STAT: The Rockets played with high energy and kept the tempo at a rapid pace for most of the game as they sprinted to a 29-10 edge in fast-break points.

TURNING POINT: The Rockets squandered a 19-point first-half lead only to regain control of the game late in the third period when they were sparked by the hustle of their starting backcourt. Beverley poked the ball away from Dion Waiters after Waiters secured a defensive rebound, but the ball appeared to be heading out of bounds and back into Cleveland's possession. That's when Harden flew in, tight-roped the sideline, scooped up the rock and fed Beverley. Beverley alertly noticed Howard open under the hoop and assisted the big man on a dunk, starting a 10-2 run that stretched Houston's 72-66 advantage to 82-68.

QUOTABLE II: "One of the things we talked about [before the game] was that we have got to try to slow them down in transition ... but with the poor floor balance from the turnovers, they were able to get out and get some easy baskets in transition."
-- Cavaliers coach Mike Brown

HOT: Lin delivered a quality performance off the bench that included strong work on the boards, smart decision-making in transition and aggressive drives to the basket. The 6-foot-3 guard is averaging 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 8.3 assists over his last three games, and he became the first Rockets reserve to register a triple-double since Cedric Maxwell in 1988.

NOT: Cleveland forward Tristan Thompson has averaged only 4.3 points on 23.8 percent (5-for-21) shooting and 4.7 rebounds over his last three games, well below his season averages of 12.0 points, 9.6 boards and 45.7 percent shooting.

GOOD MOVE: Beverley (eight assists, 10 rebounds, five steals, one block) suffocated Irving throughout the contest with air-tight defense, but his teammates in the frontcourt helped account for Irving's struggles, thanks to their solid help defense.

QUOTABLE III: "Patrick Beverley, he's a tremendous on-ball defender, and he hits the boards. There were two plays in the beginning of the game where he just flew right by me, and I was just like, 'All right, I have to box this guy out.'"
-- Kyrie Irving

BAD MOVE: The Rockets shared the ball and played with great intensity on defense to build a 19-point lead in the first half, but they became complacent defensively and careless with the ball to allow the woeful Cavaliers back in the game.

NOTABLE: Harden sat out Houston's previous two games with a bruised left thumb. ... Cleveland's Anderson Varejao missed his third game in a row with a left knee contusion and hyper-extension. ... Brown inserted Jarrett Jack into the starting five, which shifted C.J. Miles into a reserve role. Jack finished with seven points and six assists in 30-plus minutes on the floor, while Miles scored two points on 1-for-6 shooting in more than 10 minutes. ... The Rockets improved to 19-3 when forward Terrence Jones scores at least 11 points. ... Houston is 16-3 when it dishes out at least 22 assists. ... The Rockets improved to 10-0 at home against Eastern Conference competition. ... Cleveland fell to 0-5 this season against the Southwest Division. ... The Cavaliers, who were out-rebounded 44-32, are 2-23 when their opponent grabs more boards.

UP NEXT: For the Cavaliers: Monday @ Dallas, Wednesday vs. L.A. Lakers, Friday @ Washington. For the Rockets: Wednesday vs. Phoenix, Saturday @ Milwaukee, Feb. 10 @ Minnesota.

CLE
HOU
     
    • 43.7%

    • 51.2%

    • 26.7%

    • 26.9%

    • 80.0%

    • 70.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE HOU
Total Rebounds 32 44
Offensive Rebounds 7 10
Turnovers 16 17
Fast Break Pts: 10 29
Biggest Lead: 4 19
Points in the Paint: 32 62
CLE HOU
p Deng   24 Harden   28
rb Thompson   7 Lin   11
a Irving   7 Lin   10
s Irving   3 Beverley   5
b Sims   2 Howard   3
 
  • 02/01 - CLE 92 @ HOU 106
  • 03/22 - HOU 118 @ CLE 111
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-31)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 36:04 10-19 3-8 1-2 -4 1 3 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 24
T. Thompson F 35:22 2-6 0-0 2-2 -9 3 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 6
T. Zeller C 27:21 2-3 0-0 0-0 +1 0 3 3 2 5 2 1 1 0 4
J. Jack G 30:59 3-9 1-6 0-0 -16 0 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 7
K. Irving G 38:50 8-19 2-7 3-3 -9 1 3 4 7 4 3 6 0 2 21
D. Waiters   26:11 8-14 2-3 1-1 -3 0 2 2 4 2 0 4 0 1 19
H. Sims   20:36 3-7 0-0 1-2 -13 1 5 6 0 2 1 1 2 2 7
A. Bennett   12:41 1-3 0-1 0-0 -7 0 4 4 0 4 0 2 1 0 2
C. Miles   10:56 1-6 0-4 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
M. Dellavedova   01:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 -3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Gee DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Varejao DND - Left Knee Contusion and Hyperexten
Total   240 38-87 8-30 8-10   7 25 32 23 24 8 16 4 7 92
  43.7% 26.7% 80.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16
Houston Rockets (32-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 19:22 3-7 1-4 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
T. Jones F 34:53 8-14 1-2 0-2 +9 1 6 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 17
D. Howard C 35:48 10-12 0-0 6-8 +4 1 5 6 1 2 1 4 3 0 26
J. Harden G 36:38 10-17 3-8 5-6 +6 1 2 3 4 2 0 3 0 0 28
P. Beverley G 40:54 0-5 0-5 0-0 +15 3 7 10 8 2 5 2 1 0 0
J. Lin   29:11 6-12 1-4 2-2 +19 1 10 11 10 3 2 3 1 1 15
O. Casspi   17:55 2-6 1-1 4-6 +7 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 9
D. Motiejunas   25:19 2-7 0-2 0-0 +15 2 2 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 4
R. Brewer DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Brooks DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Covington DNP - Coach's Decision
F. Garcia DND - Sore Left Knee
G. Smith DND - Sore Right Knee
Total   240 41-80 7-26 17-24   10 34 44 24 12 8 17 7 4 106
  51.2% 26.9% 70.8%   team rebs: 11 total to: 17

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Felix, Karasev
  • Rockets: Asik, Canaan

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #11 Derrick Collins, #30 John Goble, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 18309
  • Duration: 2:12
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-31) Houston Rockets (32-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Zeller (Jones gains possession)
  11:39 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:38 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:29
[HOU 2-0]
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Zeller Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  11:08
[CLE 2-2]
 
  10:55 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:54  
Irving Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:41
[CLE 4-2]
 
  10:19 Howard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:12  
  09:59 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:59 Team Rebound 
  09:40 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Deng (1 ST) 
Irving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:36
[CLE 6-2]
 
  09:21
[HOU 4-6]
Parsons Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Deng Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jack (1 AST)  09:02
[CLE 8-4]
 
Jack Violation:Kicked Ball  08:52  
  08:42 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (1 BLK) 
  08:40 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:38
[HOU 6-8]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:07
[HOU 8-8]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:07  
  08:07
[HOU 9-8]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Jack 3pt Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:36
[HOU 11-8]
Jones Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:35  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  07:25  
  07:21 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:19 Parsons Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:17  
Deng 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:54 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:53 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:48
[HOU 13-8]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Zeller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  06:46  
  06:45 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:31
[HOU 15-8]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
  06:24 Parsons Violation:Kicked Ball 
Jack Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST)  06:18
[CLE 10-15]
 
  05:58
[HOU 17-10]
Jones Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Zeller (2 AST)  05:39
[CLE 12-17]
 
Jack Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:21  
  05:21
[HOU 18-12]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:21 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:21  
  05:05 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Jack Substitution replaced by Waiters  05:05  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Team Rebound 
  04:49
[HOU 20-12]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST)  04:28
[CLE 14-20]
 
  04:19 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:18  
  04:18 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
  04:06 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:06  
Team Rebound  04:06  
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:06
[CLE 15-20]
 
  03:55
[HOU 22-15]
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Deng Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:34
[CLE 17-22]
 
  03:13
[HOU 24-17]
Jones Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:03
[CLE 20-24]
 
  02:44
[HOU 27-20]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Waiters Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:19 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:05
[HOU 29-20]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Deng Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  01:43  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:40  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  01:38  
  01:37 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:33 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:32  
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:23  
  01:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Sims  01:23  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Bennett  01:23  
  01:23 Parsons Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  01:23 Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  01:11 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sims Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:10  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Deng (2 AST)  00:53.1
[CLE 23-29]
 
  00:35.9 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:34.9  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  00:22.8  
  00:20.9 Team Rebound 
Waiters Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:16.9  
  00:16.9
[HOU 30-23]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:16.9
[HOU 31-23]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bennett 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.2 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-31) Houston Rockets (32-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Miles Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:38  
  11:30
[HOU 33-23]
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miles Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:08
[HOU 35-23]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  11:07  
Sims Layup Shot: Missed  10:51  
Sims Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:50  
Sims Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:50
[CLE 25-35]
 
  10:38 Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:35 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:35 Motiejunas Tip Shot: Missed 
Bennett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:33  
Waiters Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:23 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:13 Motiejunas Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed 
Bennett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:11  
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:02
[CLE 27-35]
 
  10:02 Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  10:02
[CLE 28-35]
 
  09:50
[HOU 37-28]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:34 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Bennett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:23  
  09:23 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:23 Team Rebound 
  09:23 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:22 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:16 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bennett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:15  
Waiters Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Jack Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:04  
  08:57
[HOU 40-28]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Bennett Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  08:42  
Bennett Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:42  
Miles Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  08:42  
Waiters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:31  
  08:31 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:31 Team Rebound 
Waiters Substitution replaced by Irving  08:31  
  08:31
[HOU 41-28]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  08:20  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:19  
Bennett Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  08:15
[CLE 30-41]
 
  08:00
[HOU 43-30]
Lin Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bennett Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  07:46  
Irving Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:42  
  07:42
[HOU 44-30]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Deng  07:42  
  07:42
[HOU 45-30]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Jack 3pt Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:27 Team Rebound 
Bennett Substitution replaced by Thompson  07:27  
  07:09 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:08  
Sims Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  06:54  
  06:51
[HOU 47-30]
Lin Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:51  
Sims Substitution replaced by Zeller  06:51  
Irving Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  06:40  
  06:31 Motiejunas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Jack Substitution replaced by Waiters  06:31  
Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (3 ST)  06:18  
Deng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:15  
  06:15
[HOU 48-30]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:15
[HOU 49-30]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:56
[CLE 32-49]
 
  05:44 Casspi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST)  05:31
[CLE 35-49]
 
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:21 Jones Substitution replaced by Harden 
  05:21 Lin Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  05:21 Casspi Substitution replaced by Howard 
  05:10
[HOU 51-35]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Irving Running Bank shot: Missed  05:01  
Team Rebound  04:59  
Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  04:55  
  04:48 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Waiters Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  04:44
[CLE 37-51]
 
  04:25 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Deng (2 ST) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Missed  04:17  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:16  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  04:10
[CLE 40-51]
 
  04:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:42
[HOU 53-40]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  03:22
[CLE 42-53]
 
  03:04 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:03  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:31 Parsons Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST)  02:23
[CLE 45-53]
 
  02:07
[HOU 55-45]
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:07  
  02:07 Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:07  
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST)  01:54
[CLE 47-55]
 
  01:39
[HOU 58-47]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
Team Rebound  01:24  
  01:23 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
  01:23 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
Waiters Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST)  01:20
[CLE 49-58]
 
  01:00 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:59.5  
  00:54.8 Lin Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.8 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:31.2 Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:18.5
[CLE 52-58]
 
  00:00.6
[HOU 61-52]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-31) Houston Rockets (32-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Deng 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jack (2 AST)  11:42
[CLE 55-61]
 
Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:34  
  11:26 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (3 ST) 
  11:21 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  11:21
[CLE 56-61]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  11:21
[CLE 57-61]
 
  11:11 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:10  
Zeller Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jack (3 AST)  10:55
[CLE 59-61]
 
  10:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:31 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Zeller (2 ST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  10:23  
Team Rebound  10:22  
Deng Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  10:05
[CLE 61-61]
 
  09:39 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
  09:33 Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:11 Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:09  
Deng Running Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Jack (4 AST)  09:05
[CLE 63-61]
 
  08:48
[HOU 63-63]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  08:36  
  08:36 Parsons Substitution replaced by Lin 
  08:36 Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  08:23
[HOU 66-63]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Deng Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:58  
Deng Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:47  
  07:37
[HOU 68-63]
Motiejunas Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:58
[HOU 70-63]
Lin Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:58  
Jack Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:37  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:35  
  06:25 Motiejunas Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:56
[HOU 72-63]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  05:42 Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Irving Free Throw Technical (17 PTS)  05:42
[CLE 64-72]
 
Jack Substitution replaced by Waiters  05:42  
Irving Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  05:34  
Irving Turnover : Foul (6 TO)  05:34  
  05:09 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:09 Team Rebound 
Zeller Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:09  
  04:55 Lin Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  04:55 Lin Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Deng Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  04:30
[CLE 66-72]
 
  04:17 Howard Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  04:17 Howard Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK)  04:02  
  04:01 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:56 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
Waiters Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (4 ST)  03:49  
  03:46
[HOU 74-66]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST) 
Thompson Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:22
[CLE 68-74]
 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:12  
  03:12
[HOU 75-68]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sims  03:12  
  03:12
[HOU 76-68]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:55  
  02:55
[HOU 77-68]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Jack  02:55  
Deng Substitution replaced by Miles  02:55  
  02:55
[HOU 78-68]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  02:39  
  02:36
[HOU 80-68]
Harden Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Beverley (6 AST) 
  02:35 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:02
[HOU 82-68]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Lin (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:59  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Bennett  01:59  
Waiters Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:45
[CLE 70-82]
 
  01:25 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sims (1 BLK) 
  01:25 Team Rebound 
  01:25 Beverley Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  01:20 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Sims Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:19  
Jack 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Waiters (3 AST)  01:08
[CLE 73-82]
 
  00:50.2 Howard Substitution replaced by Jones 
  00:41.9 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:40.7 Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:36.9 Lin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sims (2 BLK) 
Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:35.3  
Jack Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST)  00:18.9  
  00:13.9 Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:13.9 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:13.9
[HOU 84-73]
Harden Putback Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Waiters Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:01.1  
  00:00.5 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:43 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bennett (1 BLK) 
Bennett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:42  
Jack Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:38
[CLE 75-84]
 
  11:29 Beverley Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Sims Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lin (1 BLK)  11:18  
Team Rebound  11:18  
Miles Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  11:11  
Miles Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:11  
  10:55 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:54  
Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  10:34
[HOU 86-75]
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Miles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Waiters (4 AST)  10:21
[CLE 77-86]
 
  10:05 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  09:50 Motiejunas Violation:Kicked Ball 
Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Beverley (5 ST)  09:36  
Bennett Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:33  
  09:33 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:33 Team Rebound 
  09:33
[HOU 87-77]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bennett Jump Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:22 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Sims Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:14  
Waiters Substitution replaced by Irving  09:14  
  08:59
[HOU 90-77]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  08:43 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:43  
Sims Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:43  
Team Rebound  08:43  
Sims Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:43
[CLE 78-90]
 
  08:21
[HOU 93-78]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lin (8 AST) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:51 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:50  
Sims Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST)  07:43
[CLE 80-93]
 
  07:31 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Sims (1 ST) 
Sims Layup Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK)  07:22  
  07:20 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:17 Casspi Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  07:17 Casspi Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Bennett Substitution replaced by Deng  07:17  
Sims Substitution replaced by Thompson  07:17  
Miles Substitution replaced by Zeller  07:17  
  07:17 Lin Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:17 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:03
[CLE 82-93]
 
  06:44 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:43 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:38 Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:36  
Irving Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  06:32  
  06:27 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  06:12  
  06:12 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:12 Team Rebound 
Jack Substitution replaced by Waiters  06:12  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sims  06:12  
  06:12
[HOU 94-82]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:55
[CLE 84-94]
 
  05:37
[HOU 96-84]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Deng Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:11 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:08 Casspi Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:08  
  05:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Waiters Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  04:53  
  04:52 Team Rebound 
  04:36 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:35 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:33 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:32  
Sims Hook Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:14 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:52 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sims Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:51  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:41  
Deng Tip Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  03:34
[HOU 98-84]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Beverley (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:34  
Waiters Substitution replaced by Jack  03:34  
  03:32 Casspi Substitution replaced by Lin 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Jack (5 AST)  03:25
[CLE 86-98]
 
Sims Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  03:24  
Sims Substitution replaced by Bennett  03:24  
Bennett Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:21  
  03:21
[HOU 99-86]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Bennett Substitution replaced by Sims  03:21  
  03:21
[HOU 100-86]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Jack 3pt Shot: Missed  03:06  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:06  
  03:04 Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:04
[CLE 87-100]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:04
[CLE 88-100]
 
  02:43 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sims Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:42  
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  02:18
[HOU 102-88]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lin (9 AST) 
Sims Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jack (6 AST)  01:56
[CLE 90-102]
 
  01:35 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:34 Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:19 Harden Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:12 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:53.5
[HOU 104-90]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Lin (10 AST) 
Jack 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.4 Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  00:42.9
[HOU 106-90]
Harden Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Beverley (8 AST) 
Jack 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.5 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:10.8 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sims Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:08.9  
Thompson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (7 AST)  00:02.5
[CLE 92-106]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
3rd Central
33
49
5-5
19-22
14-27
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
Irving 20.9
Varejao 9.7
Irving 6.1
Varejao 0.6
Irving 1.5
HOU
Harden 25.4
Howard 12.2
Harden 6.1
Howard 1.8
Harden 1.6