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Notebook: Rockets 118, Cavaliers 111


Brian Dulik, for NBA.com
Posted Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:00 AM - Updated Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:00 AM

THE FACT: The Rockets moved 2 1/2 games ahead of Portland in the race for fourth place and home-court advantage in the Western Conference.

THE LEAD: All-Star shooting guard James Harden collected game highs of 37 points, 11 assists, and four steals in powering the Houston Rockets (47-22) to a 118-111 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers (26-44). Small forward Chandler Parsons added 16 points and six assists for the Rockets, who also received nine points and nine rebounds from center Omer Asik. Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters scored 26 points, while center Tyler Zeller had a career-high 23 points. Houston center Dwight Howard sat out his third consecutive game with a left ankle strain.

QUOTABLE: "I just tried to be aggressive and be in attack mode to get to the rim. If the shot is there, I take it. If the pass is there, I make sure I make the right pass every time. It's just a matter of me using my basketball instincts."
-- Rockets shooting guard James Harden

THE STAT: Harden exploded for 29 points in a 13:16 span that bridged halftime. "The Beard" scored 12 points over the final 3:01 of the second quarter, then poured in 17 more during the first 10:15 of the third -- finishing the surge with a deep 3-pointer that gave the Rockets their largest lead of the game at 101-72. "Great players do that, they get going," Houston coach Kevin McHale said. "I've seen James do it countless times, but that's what separates him from a lot of players." Harden finished with 37 points in just 29 minutes.

TURNING POINT: The Rockets scored the first five points of the game on an Asik layup and a 3-pointer from point guard Patrick Beverley en route to seizing a 17-4 lead. Cavaliers coach Mike Brown called two timeouts in the first 3:38 to wake up his players, but it didn't work as Houston racked up 39 points in the opening quarter. "That's two games in a row that our first group has just been flat -- flat defensively and flat offensively," Brown said. "It's like an uphill battle that you're fighting, especially with us being short-handed."

QUOTABLE II: "When anybody goes off like James did, we're happy for them. That's the kind of group that we have. James is a leader, a great player, and one of the most important guys on our team, so it's always fun to watch."
-- Rockets power forward Terrence Jones

HOT: The Rockets are 3-0 since Howard had a cyst and fluid removed from his ankle Tuesday. The three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year returned to practice Friday and traveled with the team to Cleveland. ... Jones scored 12 points without missing a shot in the third quarter. ... Houston power forward Donatas Motiejunas scored 11 points on 5-for-5 shooting. ... Cavaliers rookie point guard Matthew Dellavedova tied his career highs with 14 points, six rebounds, and 10 assists. ... Cleveland center Anderson Varejao had 12 points and 11 boards off the bench.

NOT: Rockets small forward Omri Casspi played 15 scoreless minutes, missed three shots, and committed a career-high tying five turnovers. ... Jones had three fouls and zero points in the first half. ... Houston point guard Jeremy Lin missed eight of his 11 field goal attempts. ... The Cavaliers have lost a season-high five straight home games and are 15-20 at Quicken Loans Arena. ... Dellavedova made a career-high six turnovers. ... Cleveland center Spencer Hawes shot 1-for-7 from the field with three points, two rebounds, and two turnovers in 17 minutes.

QUOTABLE III: "Every game, we're short-handed, so there isn't a lot of room for mistakes. We're out there scrambling and helping one another, but they're still moving the ball. That's what makes it tough, but we have to stay with it."
-- Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters

GOOD MOVE: Harden and the Rockets pushed the tempo from start to finish in dishing out 31 assists against the injury-plagued Cavaliers, who were without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving (left biceps strain), starting small forward Luol Deng (left ankle sprain), and shooting guard C.J. Miles (left ankle sprain). Houston is averaging 32.7 helpers since Howard underwent his medical procedure, including a season-high 36 assists in a 129-106 victory over Minnesota on Thursday.

BAD MOVE: Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson, small forward Alonzo Gee, and Hawes all started, but exerted very little early effort for the second game in a row. Brown benched the trio less than four minutes into the contest as Cleveland dug a 13-point hole and was completely dominated in the paint. The sluggish outing continued a disturbing theme for free agent to-be Hawes, who had zero rebounds in the first half for the second consecutive contest.

NOTABLE: Rookie point guard Seth Curry made his debut with the Cavaliers, scoring three points in nine minutes. The younger brother of Warriors point guard Stephen Curry appeared in one game earlier this season for Memphis. ... Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (personal reasons) and power forward Greg Smith (right knee surgery) were unavailable, while rookie small forward Robert Covington and rookie shooting guard Troy Daniels are on NBA D-League assignments with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. ... The Cavaliers also played without rookie power forward Anthony Bennett (left patellar strain), rookie small forward Sergey Karasev (right knee tendinitis), and rookie shooting guard Carrick Felix (left patellar stress fracture).

UP NEXT: For the Rockets, Monday @ Charlotte, Thursday vs. Philadelphia, March 29 vs. L.A. Clippers. For the Cavaliers, Sunday @ New York, Tuesday vs. Toronto, Wednesday @ Detroit.

HOU
CLE
     
    • 48.1%

    • 50.0%

    • 34.3%

    • 35.3%

    • 88.2%

    • 76.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU CLE
Total Rebounds 31 49
Offensive Rebounds 5 13
Turnovers 13 16
Fast Break Pts: 18 2
Biggest Lead: 29 0
Points in the Paint: 42 56
HOU CLE
p Harden   37 Waiters   26
rb Asik   8 Thompson   12
a Harden   10 Dellavedova   10
s Harden   4 2 players   2
b 4 players   2 4 players   1
 
  • 02/01 - CLE 92 @ HOU 106
  • 03/22 - HOU 118 @ CLE 111
Houston Rockets (47-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 38:25 7-17 2-7 0-0 +23 0 4 4 6 1 0 1 2 1 16
T. Jones F 29:01 4-5 1-2 5-7 +10 2 3 5 2 3 0 0 2 0 14
O. Asik C 33:04 4-8 0-0 1-2 +13 2 6 8 2 0 0 1 2 1 9
J. Harden G 29:28 9-15 5-8 14-14 +20 0 3 3 10 1 4 1 1 0 37
P. Beverley G 34:27 6-12 3-9 0-0 +11 0 3 3 7 2 0 1 0 0 15
D. Motiejunas   18:55 5-5 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 11
O. Casspi   14:32 0-3 0-2 0-0 -9 0 1 1 1 3 2 4 2 1 0
J. Lin   26:04 3-11 1-5 6-6 -9 1 6 7 2 1 2 1 1 1 13
J. Hamilton   10:44 0-2 0-1 0-0 -12 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
I. Canaan   05:20 0-1 0-1 3-4 -12 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
F. Garcia NWT - Personal Reasons
D. Howard DND - Left Ankle Strain
G. Smith NWT - Right Knee
Total   240 38-79 12-35 30-34   5 26 31 31 18 9 13 10 4 118
  48.1% 34.3% 88.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13
Cleveland Cavaliers (26-44)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Gee F 23:00 4-5 1-1 0-0 -16 0 2 2 2 3 2 1 0 0 9
T. Thompson F 25:12 4-8 0-0 2-2 -13 3 9 12 1 5 1 0 0 1 10
S. Hawes C 16:30 1-8 0-2 1-2 -18 2 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 2 3
D. Waiters G 39:48 11-21 1-6 3-4 -8 1 4 5 7 5 0 3 0 0 26
J. Jack G 35:52 5-13 0-1 1-1 -1 0 4 4 5 1 1 2 1 2 11
M. Dellavedova   36:58 5-11 3-5 1-1 +9 1 4 5 10 4 0 6 0 0 14
A. Varejao   23:33 5-7 0-1 2-2 +1 3 8 11 2 3 1 1 1 0 12
T. Zeller   30:17 10-16 0-0 3-5 +16 3 4 7 3 4 0 1 1 5 23
S. Curry   08:50 1-3 1-1 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
A. Bennett DND - Left patellar tendon strain
L. Deng DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Karasev DND - Right knee patellar tendonitits
C. Miles DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-92 6-17 13-17   13 36 49 32 27 7 16 4 10 111
  50.0% 35.3% 76.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 18

inactive

  • Rockets: Covington, Daniels
  • Cavaliers: Felix, Irving

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #50 Olandis Poole, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 19058
  • Duration: 2:26
Houston Rockets (48-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (26-45)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hawes vs Asik (Jones gains possession)
Asik Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:42
[HOU 2-0]
 
  11:27 Waiters Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:24  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST)  11:18
[HOU 5-0]
 
Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:00  
  11:00
[CLE 1-5]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:00
[CLE 2-5]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Parsons Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:44
[HOU 7-2]
 
  10:41 Team Timeout : Short 
  10:25 Jack 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:24  
  10:11 Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  10:03
[HOU 10-2]
 
  09:38 Jack Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  09:36 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:26 Hawes 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:24  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  09:21  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:20  
Asik Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:19
[HOU 12-2]
 
  09:03
[CLE 4-12]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  08:43
[HOU 15-4]
 
  08:28 Hawes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  08:22
[HOU 17-4]
 
  08:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:22 Gee Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  08:22 Thompson Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  08:22 Hawes Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  07:58
[CLE 7-17]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST) 
Asik Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  07:43  
  07:37
[CLE 9-17]
Waiters Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jack (1 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:11 Varejao Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:53 Zeller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  06:47
[HOU 19-9]
 
  06:30 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:27  
  06:21 Varejao Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:21
[HOU 20-9]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:21
[HOU 21-9]
 
  06:05
[CLE 11-21]
Jack Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  05:44
[HOU 24-11]
 
Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:32  
  05:32 Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:32 Team Rebound 
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  05:32  
  05:32
[CLE 12-24]
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:18 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:56
[CLE 14-24]
Zeller Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Waiters (2 AST) 
Asik Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  04:42
[HOU 26-14]
 
  04:34
[CLE 16-26]
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  04:18
[HOU 29-16]
 
  04:06
[CLE 18-29]
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Waiters (3 AST) 
  03:59 Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Asik Substitution replaced by Casspi  03:59  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST)  03:51  
  03:44 Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  03:40
[HOU 31-18]
 
  03:21
[CLE 20-31]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Lin  02:56  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Hamilton  02:56  
  02:47
[CLE 22-31]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jack (2 AST) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  02:35
[HOU 33-22]
 
  02:23 Zeller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK) 
  02:21 Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:19 Zeller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (2 BLK) 
  02:14 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:14 Zeller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
  02:14 Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:14 Varejao Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:14 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:07
[CLE 24-33]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:07 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (3 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (6 PTS)  02:07
[HOU 34-24]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (7 PTS)  02:07
[HOU 35-24]
 
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (8 PTS)  02:07
[HOU 36-24]
 
  01:53
[CLE 27-36]
Waiters 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Casspi Foul: Away From Play (1 PF) (1 FTA)  01:52  
  01:52 Zeller Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:52 Team Rebound 
Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:52  
  01:52
[CLE 28-36]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:52
[CLE 29-36]
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (1 BLK)  01:35  
  01:34 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:17
[CLE 31-36]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jack (3 AST) 
  01:04 Jack Substitution replaced by Curry 
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.9 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:37.9 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:36.6  
Lin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST)  00:28.4
[HOU 38-31]
 
  00:28.4 Varejao Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  00:28.4 Varejao Substitution replaced by Jack 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Beverley  00:28.4  
Lin Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:28.4
[HOU 39-31]
 
  00:05.9 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.0  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (48-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (26-45)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST) 
  11:45 Waiters Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Motiejunas Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST)  11:27
[HOU 41-31]
 
  11:10 Zeller Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:10  
  11:10 Waiters Substitution replaced by Jack 
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:42
[CLE 33-41]
Zeller Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:13 Jack Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:13 Team Rebound 
Motiejunas Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  10:13  
  09:49 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:48  
Hamilton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Curry (1 ST)  09:40  
  09:23 Curry Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:20  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST)  09:14
[HOU 43-33]
 
  09:05 Zeller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lin (1 BLK) 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:03  
  09:03 Zeller Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones  08:57  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  08:38  
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:37  
Asik Layup Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Hamilton Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:32  
  08:32  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Beverley  08:32  
  08:16
[CLE 35-43]
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Parsons Running Bank shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:50 Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:42 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:41  
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:37 Varejao Substitution replaced by Waiters 
  07:37 Curry Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  07:24 Jack Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK) 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:21  
  07:13 Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:13
[HOU 44-35]
 
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:51
[CLE 37-44]
Jack Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Asik (1 AST)  06:39
[HOU 47-37]
 
  06:21
[CLE 39-47]
Jack Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:01 Jack Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:57  
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST)  05:54
[HOU 49-39]
 
  05:37 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:36  
Parsons Layup Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:29 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:28  
  05:28 Zeller Substitution replaced by Gee 
Lin Substitution replaced by Harden  05:28  
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  05:28  
  05:28 Jack Substitution replaced by Hawes 
  05:05
[CLE 42-49]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  04:43
[HOU 51-42]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:22  
  04:22 Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:22 Team Rebound 
Asik Substitution replaced by Casspi  04:22  
  04:22
[CLE 43-51]
Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Parsons Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST)  03:57
[HOU 53-43]
 
  03:30 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:29 Team Rebound 
  03:28 Dellavedova Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:28  
Motiejunas Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  03:21  
Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:21  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Asik  03:21  
  03:08 Hawes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK) 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:06  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST)  03:01
[HOU 56-43]
 
  02:47
[CLE 45-56]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:08 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Asik (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  02:07  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST)  02:01
[HOU 58-45]
 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:52  
  01:52 Hawes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:52 Team Rebound 
  01:52
[CLE 46-58]
Hawes Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Harden Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:44
[HOU 60-46]
 
  01:44 Gee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  01:44
[HOU 61-46]
 
  01:28
[CLE 48-61]
Hawes Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Waiters (4 AST) 
Casspi Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:16  
  01:16 Waiters Substitution replaced by Jack 
  01:06
[CLE 50-61]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
  00:49.0 Hawes Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:49.0
[HOU 62-50]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:49.0
[HOU 63-50]
 
  00:38.9
[CLE 53-63]
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jack (4 AST) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:25.8
[HOU 65-53]
 
  00:04.2
[CLE 55-65]
Jack Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Asik (2 AST)  00:01.8
[HOU 67-55]
 
  00:00.0 Jack Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (48-22) Cleveland Cavaliers (26-45)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[CLE 57-67]
Jack Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hawes (2 AST) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:41  
  11:41
[CLE 58-67]
Jack Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:19 Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  11:15 Gee Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Team Rebound 
  10:33
[CLE 60-67]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:11
[CLE 62-67]
Gee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jack (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:11  
Asik Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST)  09:48
[HOU 69-62]
 
  09:27 Team 5 Sec Inbound Turnover :  
  09:14 Waiters Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  09:14
[HOU 70-62]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  09:14
[HOU 71-62]
 
  08:53 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:52  
Parsons Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hawes (1 BLK)  08:42  
  08:40 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:33 Hawes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:32  
  08:25 Jack Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (23 PTS)  08:25
[HOU 72-62]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (24 PTS)  08:25
[HOU 73-62]
 
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (25 PTS)  08:25
[HOU 74-62]
 
  07:59 Hawes Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:58 Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:58 Hawes Tip Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:55  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  07:51  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:51  
Jones Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:51
[HOU 76-62]
 
  07:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:34
[CLE 64-76]
Gee Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:47
[CLE 66-76]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST)  06:30
[HOU 78-66]
 
  06:09 Hawes Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:09 Hawes Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:43 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:42  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST)  05:33
[HOU 81-66]
 
  05:10 Hawes Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:09 Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:09 Hawes Tip Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:06  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:57 Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:50
[CLE 68-81]
Gee Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Waiters (5 AST) 
  04:36 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:36
[HOU 82-68]
 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin  04:36  
Asik Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  04:36  
  04:36 Jack Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  04:36 Hawes Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:36
[HOU 83-68]
 
  04:32 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Parsons (5 AST)  04:19
[HOU 86-68]
 
  04:19 Waiters Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (29 PTS)  04:19
[HOU 87-68]
 
  04:04
[CLE 70-87]
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gee (2 AST) 
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:37 Gee Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:35 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:32 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:31  
Jones Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST)  03:23
[HOU 89-70]
 
  03:23 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  03:23 Thompson Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  03:23 Waiters Substitution replaced by Curry 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  03:23
[HOU 90-70]
 
  03:04 Curry Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  03:04 Team Rebound 
  02:59 Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Harden (4 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Parsons (6 AST)  02:51
[HOU 93-70]
 
  02:32
[CLE 72-93]
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  02:26
[HOU 95-72]
 
  02:26 Zeller Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:26 Gee Substitution replaced by Jack 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  02:26
[HOU 96-72]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (4 PF)  02:19  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Beverley  02:19  
  02:13 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST) 
Harden Dunk Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  02:11
[HOU 98-72]
 
  01:52 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:50  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (37 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST)  01:45
[HOU 101-72]
 
  01:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Casspi  01:43  
  01:18 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:17  
Casspi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Curry (2 ST)  01:13  
  01:06
[CLE 74-101]
Varejao Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Zeller (2 AST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:52.9 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Casspi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:46.1  
  00:46.1
[CLE 75-101]
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:46.1
[CLE 76-101]
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.8  
  00:31.9 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:22.7
[CLE 79-101]
Curry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (6 AST) 
Beverley Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  00:01.4  
Beverley Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (1 TO)  00:01.4  
  00:00.0 Varejao 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  11:59  
  11:59
[CLE 81-101]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (7 AST) 
Casspi Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  11:33  
Casspi Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (4 TO)  11:33  
  11:33 Waiters Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:18  
  11:06 Jack Violation:Kicked Ball 
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:30
[CLE 83-101]
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Beverley (6 AST)  10:05
[HOU 104-83]
 
  09:50 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:49  
Lin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jack (1 BLK)  09:44  
Team Rebound  09:41  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  09:14
[CLE 85-104]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (8 AST) 
Asik Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  08:51 Zeller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (1 BLK) 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:51  
  08:51 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Asik Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:14 Jack Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Casspi (2 ST) 
Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jack (1 ST)  08:08  
  07:55 Jack Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (2 BLK) 
  07:54 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:54 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:49
[CLE 87-104]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Beverley Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:30
[HOU 106-87]
 
  07:04 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Jones  07:04  
  06:55 Varejao Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:55
[HOU 107-87]
 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:55  
Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:42  
Asik Jump Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK)  06:42  
  06:40 Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:35 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:34  
  06:30 Zeller Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:10
[CLE 89-107]
Waiters Step Back Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:50 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:40
[CLE 91-107]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (9 AST) 
Lin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (7 AST)  05:20
[HOU 109-91]
 
  05:20 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
Asik Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  05:20  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Canaan  05:20  
  05:20 Varejao Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  05:20
[HOU 110-91]
 
  04:56
[CLE 93-110]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  04:38  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:37  
  04:20 Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:20
[HOU 111-93]
 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Hamilton  04:20  
  04:20 Jack Substitution replaced by Gee 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:00
[CLE 95-111]
Waiters Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Hamilton Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:42 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:33
[CLE 97-111]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Waiters (6 AST) 
Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  03:18  
  03:03 Waiters Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:01 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  02:54
[CLE 100-111]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:33 Waiters Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:24
[CLE 102-111]
Waiters Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
  02:01 Thompson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:01  
Canaan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:01  
Team Rebound  02:01  
Canaan Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:01
[HOU 112-102]
 
  01:48 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST) 
Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  01:41  
  01:34
[CLE 104-112]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Zeller (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:24  
Canaan Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gee (2 ST)  01:13  
  01:11 Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Lin Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
  00:49.3 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  00:36.8 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:34.9  
Lin Layup Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.8 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:29.8 Waiters Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
  00:27.9 Waiters Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Canaan Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:27.9
[HOU 113-104]
 
Canaan Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:27.9
[HOU 114-104]
 
  00:27.9 Team Timeout : Short 
Canaan Foul: Away From Play (1 PF) (1 FTA)  00:27.9  
  00:27.9
[CLE 105-114]
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:25.2  
  00:25.2
[CLE 106-114]
Waiters Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:25.2
[CLE 107-114]
Waiters Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  00:24.6 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:24.6
[HOU 115-107]
 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:24.6
[HOU 116-107]
 
  00:15.6
[CLE 109-116]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Waiters (7 AST) 
  00:13.3 Thompson Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:13.3
[HOU 117-109]
 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:13.3
[HOU 118-109]
 
  00:07.9 Waiters 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:04.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  00:01.9 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.6 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:00.0
[CLE 111-118]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (10 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
CLE
3rd Central
33
49
5-5
19-22
14-27
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.8
2 players 2.8
2 players 2.0
CLE
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