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Harden's 33 points leads Rockets over Cavs 105-103 in OT


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Mar 01 2015 8:27PM

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden has been putting up MVP-caliber numbers all season for the Houston Rockets.

Given the chance to go head to head with one of his biggest competitors for the award, Harden and the Rockets came out on top.

Harden scored 33 points and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday.

Harden dismissed any talk that the performance was some sort of statement about the league's MVP award.

"Every game is a statement for me," said Harden, who leads the NBA in scoring. "I'm just out here trying to prove myself - trying to win games."

It's worked well so far. Harden has led the Rockets to five straight wins, a 41-18 record and the third seed in the Western Conference with fellow star Dwight Howard out with a knee problem.

James hit a 3-pointer with 43.5 seconds left to get Cleveland within one. Harden and James got tangled up on Houston's next possession, but no foul was called and the shot clock expired.

James drove into the lane and was fouled by Josh Smith, but he missed both free throws to finish 3 for 11 at the line.

"There is no excuse. I missed free throws," James said. "I missed the two biggest ones of the game to put us up with seconds on the clock and I didn't come through. I failed my teammates."

Harden, who had his 26th 30-point game this season, added a free throw and Cleveland missed a 3 at the buzzer.

James finished with 37 points after resting during Friday night's 93-86 loss at Indiana. He returned for a chippy contest that had multiple technicals and a flagrant foul by Harden on James.

"It was old-school basketball," James said. "When you have two teams with the same aspirations and trying to get better every day, it can get like that."

A long jumper by J.R. Smith put Cleveland in front in overtime, but Houston scored the next five points. Patrick Beverley made a go-ahead 3 and Smith hit two foul shots to make it 104-100 with 2:21 remaining.

The Cavaliers had a chance for the win in regulation but James held the ball until right before the buzzer and his jump shot bounced off the rim.

Kevin Love had 21 points for the Cavaliers, who played their second game without point guard Kyrie Irving, who has a left shoulder strain.

The loss ended Cleveland's 10-game winning streak against the Western Conference and prevented the Cavs from moving into first in the Central Division. Cleveland has won 18 of 22 but has dropped two straight.

James and Beverley got into a brief skirmish in the second half after Beverley fouled James on a shot. With both players on the ground, James pushed Beverley down as he tried to get up and Beverley pushed him back. The players were separated and both were given technical fouls.

Harden got a flagrant foul when he kicked in the direction of James' crotch as he fell as James tried to grab the ball from him late in the third. James was pulled away from Harden as he screamed at him, and Brewer and Cleveland's Tristan Thompson both received technical fouls from the ensuing argument.

"That's not a basketball play and the league will probably take a look at it," James said. "I have no idea why he would do that."

Harden said it was just a reaction.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Coach David Blatt said Irving was re-evaluated on Saturday and they expect him to return on Tuesday. ... G/F Shawn Marion missed his fourth straight game with a left hip strain.

Rockets: Howard remains out with swelling in his right knee. There is no timetable for his return. ... The Rockets won the first meeting with Cleveland this season 105-93 without James.

CHECK IT OUT

The Rockets unveiled an exhibit called "Legends Lockers" on the upper concourse of the Toyota Center featuring lockers and memorabilia from 11 greats of the franchise. Included in the exhibit are lockers for owner Leslie Alexander and Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Rudy Tomjanovich, Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady, Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone, Ralph Sampson, Steve Francis and Calvin Murphy.

Alexander, Olajuwon, Hayes and Murphy were on hand to open the exhibit.

Olajuwon said he loves returning to watch the team and "it's much more fun right now because I don't have to play."

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Host Boston on Tuesday.

Rockets: Visit Atlanta on Tuesday.


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CLE
HOU
     
    • 40.8%

    • 45.9%

    • 30.0%

    • 36.7%

    • 52.4%

    • 78.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE HOU
Total Rebounds 53 36
Offensive Rebounds 22 8
Turnovers 15 19
Fast Break Pts: 10 14
Biggest Lead: 6 11
Points in the Paint: 46 46
CLE HOU
p James   37 Harden   33
rb Thompson   19 Harden   8
a 3 players   4 2 players   5
s Smith   4 Ariza   4
b James   3 2 players   2
 
  • 01/07 - HOU 105 @ CLE 93
  • 03/01 - CLE 103 @ HOU 105
Cleveland Cavaliers (37-24)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 42:06 15-35 4-12 3-11 -8 2 6 8 4 4 3 4 3 3 37
K. Love F 35:01 8-19 3-8 2-2 -7 2 4 6 3 4 0 1 0 0 21
T. Mozgov C 18:13 5-8 0-0 0-0 -13 2 2 4 0 2 0 2 1 0 10
J.R. Smith G 50:48 3-13 1-8 1-2 +1 4 6 10 4 4 4 2 0 1 8
M. Dellavedova G 41:42 1-4 1-3 0-0 -5 1 2 3 4 4 2 2 0 0 3
I. Shumpert   24:27 0-4 0-3 1-2 +5 0 2 2 3 4 0 1 0 0 1
T. Thompson   37:18 5-9 0-0 4-4 +5 11 8 19 1 5 2 2 1 1 14
J. Jones   15:26 3-6 3-6 0-0 +12 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 9
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Irving NWT - Left shoulder strain
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   265 40-98 12-40 11-21   22 31 53 19 29 11 15 5 5 103
  40.8% 30.0% 52.4%   team rebs: 13 total to: 16
Houston Rockets (41-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 42:14 1-4 0-3 2-2 +6 0 7 7 3 5 4 3 2 0 4
T. Jones F 44:01 6-10 1-2 6-9 +15 3 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 19
D. Motiejunas C 30:48 7-14 2-4 0-0 -6 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 16
J. Harden G 42:21 8-18 2-6 15-18 +14 2 6 8 5 3 3 5 2 2 33
P. Beverley G 35:12 4-7 3-5 1-2 +6 0 5 5 5 2 0 3 0 0 12
J. Smith   30:57 4-12 0-4 2-2 -6 2 1 3 4 4 2 3 0 0 10
C. Brewer   19:29 3-5 2-2 0-0 -13 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 0 1 8
J. Terry   13:44 1-3 1-3 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
P. Prigioni   06:14 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Dorsey DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   265 34-74 11-30 26-33   8 28 36 21 20 11 19 5 5 105
  45.9% 36.7% 78.8%   team rebs: 13 total to: 23

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Marion, Varejao
  • Rockets: Capela, Howard, Papanikolaou

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: James, Thompson
  • Rockets: Ariza, Beverley, Brewer

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 13

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #38 Michael Smith, #6 Tony Brown
  • Attendance: 18345
  • Duration: 2:56
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jones vs Mozgov (Motiejunas gains possession)
  11:49 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:48  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:30
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:12 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:11  
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:05 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:57
[HOU 3-2]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:26
[HOU 5-2]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  10:05
[CLE 5-5]
 
  09:49 Motiejunas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
James Jump Hook Shot: Missed  09:29  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:27  
Mozgov Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:27
[CLE 7-5]
 
  09:15 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:14  
Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:58
[CLE 9-5]
 
  08:53 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  08:43
[CLE 11-5]
 
  08:30
[HOU 8-11]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:11  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:05 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  07:56 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:54 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:53 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:43
[HOU 11-11]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:22
[CLE 13-11]
 
  07:08 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:05 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:04 Harden Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:03  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:42 Team Rebound 
Love Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:42  
  06:27
[HOU 13-13]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  06:12
[CLE 15-13]
 
  05:54 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  05:52  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:39  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  05:34  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:32  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:17 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:06 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:04  
Mozgov Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  04:50  
  04:39
[HOU 16-15]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  04:22  
  04:17
[HOU 18-15]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:47
[HOU 20-15]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
  03:44 Ariza Foul: Clear Path (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:44
[CLE 16-20]
 
Smith Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 Missed  03:44  
Team Rebound  03:44  
  03:44 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:44  
Love Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  03:33
[CLE 18-20]
 
  03:21 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:19  
Love Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:09
[CLE 20-20]
 
Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:02  
  03:02 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Smith Substitution replaced by James  03:02  
  02:51 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:50  
  02:41 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
  02:41 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
  02:41 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:41
[CLE 21-20]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:41
[CLE 22-20]
 
  02:22
[HOU 22-22]
Jones Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:59
[CLE 24-22]
 
  01:52 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:48
[CLE 26-22]
 
Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:28  
  01:28
[HOU 23-26]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Love Substitution replaced by Jones  01:28  
  01:28
[HOU 24-26]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  01:19  
  01:14
[HOU 26-26]
Jones Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  01:06 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.8 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:54.1
[HOU 28-26]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  00:51.9  
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:49.5  
  00:49.5
[HOU 29-26]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith  00:49.5  
  00:49.5 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:49.5  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.3 Team Rebound 
  00:02.3 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
James 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:41
[CLE 29-29]
 
  11:23
[HOU 31-29]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:00
[CLE 31-31]
 
  10:38 Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:37  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:22  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:14 Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:08 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:06 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:51  
  09:51 Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  09:43 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:41  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  09:26
[CLE 34-31]
 
  09:08
[HOU 34-34]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST) 
Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:51  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:50  
Thompson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:50
[CLE 36-34]
 
  08:36 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:34  
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  08:31
[CLE 38-34]
 
  08:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:31 Smith Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  08:31 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  08:17 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK)  08:07  
Team Rebound  08:06  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:47 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:46  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:22 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:05
[CLE 40-34]
 
Thompson Violation:Defensive Goaltending  06:52  
  06:52
[HOU 36-40]
Brewer Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:27
[HOU 38-40]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:27  
Jones Substitution replaced by Love  06:27  
  06:27 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
  06:27 Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  06:27 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:18
[HOU 40-40]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Thompson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  05:51
[CLE 42-40]
 
  05:38 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
  05:38 Team Rebound 
  05:38  
  05:38 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:38  
  05:26 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:25  
  05:11 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  05:10  
  05:05 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:04  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:59  
Team Rebound  04:58  
  04:58 Smith Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:40  
  04:40
[HOU 41-42]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  04:40  
  04:40 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  04:40
[HOU 42-42]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:56 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:55 Team Rebound 
  03:55 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Love Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST)  03:39
[CLE 44-42]
 
  03:31 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:29  
  03:14 Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:14  
Team Rebound  03:14  
  03:14 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:14
[CLE 45-42]
 
  03:06
[HOU 44-45]
Smith Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  02:51
[CLE 47-44]
 
Love Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:45  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:45  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by James  02:45  
  02:45 Beverley Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  02:45 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  02:29 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (3 ST) 
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  02:26  
  02:18 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:08  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:07  
Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  02:05  
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:04  
  02:04
[HOU 45-47]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:04
[HOU 46-47]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (2 BLK)  01:42  
  01:40 Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:37 Prigioni Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
  01:37 Prigioni Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
James Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:18  
James Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:18  
  00:59.3
[HOU 48-47]
Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:41.9  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.9 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
James Violation:Kicked Ball  00:35.7  
  00:28.9 Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:27.9  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:18.9  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  00:14.9  
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:13.2  
  00:13.2
[HOU 49-47]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:13.2
[HOU 50-47]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.2  
  00:13.2 Smith Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jones  00:13.2  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:39 Team Rebound 
  11:17
[HOU 52-47]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:54
[HOU 54-47]
Motiejunas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:39 Team Rebound 
  10:21
[HOU 57-47]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  10:03
[CLE 49-57]
 
  09:49 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:48  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (4 ST)  09:46  
  09:36 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
  09:31 Beverley Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
  09:31 Double Technical - Beverley, James 
  09:24 Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  09:09  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:08  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:08  
  08:55
[HOU 59-49]
Beverley Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  08:39  
Mozgov Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:37  
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:27  
  08:27
[HOU 60-49]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:27 Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:27  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  08:10
[CLE 52-60]
 
  07:52
[HOU 63-52]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:31
[CLE 55-63]
 
  07:18
[HOU 65-55]
Motiejunas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST) 
Dellavedova Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:56  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  06:53
[CLE 58-65]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:43  
  06:43 Ariza Technical 
James Free Throw Technical Missed  06:43  
  06:43 Team Rebound 
  06:43
[HOU 66-58]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert  06:43  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:43  
  06:43
[HOU 67-58]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  06:24
[CLE 61-67]
 
  06:13
[HOU 69-61]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:54 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:53  
  05:45 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:45
[CLE 62-69]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  05:45
[CLE 63-69]
 
  05:33 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  05:11
[CLE 65-69]
 
  05:00
[HOU 71-65]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:00  
  05:00 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:00
[HOU 72-65]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Thompson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  04:40  
  04:26
[HOU 75-65]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
  04:13 Ariza Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (24 PTS)  03:59
[CLE 67-75]
 
Shumpert Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:40  
  03:40 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:40 Team Rebound 
  03:40 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  03:40
[HOU 76-67]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  03:25  
  03:22 Beverley Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:22 Beverley Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:22  
  03:22 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:06  
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:53 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:52  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:42 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Shumpert Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:36  
  02:36
[HOU 77-67]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  02:36  
  02:36
[HOU 78-67]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  02:23 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:23  
Team Rebound  02:23  
Love Substitution replaced by Jones  02:23  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:23  
  02:23 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:08 Harden Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:08 Harden Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (4 TO) 
  02:08 Double Technical - Brewer, Thompson 
James Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 Missed  02:08  
Team Rebound  02:08  
James Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed  02:08  
Team Rebound  02:08  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:08  
James 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS)  01:57
[CLE 70-78]
 
Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:47  
  01:47
[HOU 79-70]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:47
[HOU 80-70]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Team Rebound 
  01:23 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (2 ST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  01:19
[CLE 72-80]
 
  01:03
[HOU 82-72]
Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
James Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  00:46.6  
James Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  00:46.6  
  00:27.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:25.9  
James Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:05.5  
  00:05.5 Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:05.5
[CLE 73-82]
 
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:05.5  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:05.5
[CLE 74-82]
 
  00:00.9 Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:43 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:39 Smith Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  11:38  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  11:30
[CLE 77-82]
 
  11:14 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  11:13  
  11:13 Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  10:53  
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:50
[CLE 79-82]
 
  10:38 Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Thompson (2 ST) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST)  10:32
[CLE 82-82]
 
  10:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:06 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:05 Team Rebound 
Dellavedova Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:05  
  09:52
[HOU 85-82]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:16
[HOU 88-82]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:04  
Thompson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (3 AST)  08:54
[CLE 84-88]
 
  08:34 Smith Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  08:33  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  08:15
[CLE 87-88]
 
  07:51
[HOU 90-87]
Motiejunas Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:29
[CLE 89-90]
 
  07:02 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:01 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:00 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:59  
Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:54  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by James  06:54  
  06:54 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
  06:30 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:29 Team Rebound 
  06:29 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  06:29 Smith Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  06:29 Terry Substitution replaced by Jones 
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS)  06:11
[CLE 91-90]
 
  06:11 Foul : Double Personal - Ariza (4 PF), Thompson (3 PF) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Love  06:11  
  05:57 Ariza Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:31 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:26 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (3 BLK) 
  05:25 Team Rebound 
Dellavedova Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  05:25  
  05:15 Motiejunas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:14  
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  04:56
[CLE 93-90]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:41  
  04:41
[HOU 91-93]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:41
[HOU 92-93]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK)  04:29  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:27  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:07 Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  04:06  
  03:53 Ariza Violation:Kicked Ball 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  03:40  
Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  03:37  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK)  03:36  
Thompson Rebound (Off:8 Def:7)  03:34  
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (33 PTS)  03:15
[CLE 95-92]
 
James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:48  
  02:48  
  02:48 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:48
[HOU 93-95]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  02:48
[HOU 94-95]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:18
[HOU 96-95]
Smith Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:49 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:43
[HOU 98-95]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  01:43  
  01:43 Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:43  
  01:32 Ariza Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:32  
Team Rebound  01:32  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  01:32
[CLE 96-98]
 
  01:10 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:8 Def:8)  01:09  
  01:09 Jones Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:09
[CLE 97-98]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:09
[CLE 98-98]
 
  00:51.9 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Thompson Rebound (Off:9 Def:8)  00:25.9  
Thompson Tip Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
Thompson Rebound (Off:10 Def:8)  00:25.5  
Thompson Tip Shot: Missed  00:25.5  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:25.0  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:23.1  
Team Timeout : Short  00:22.2  
James Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Jones vs Thompson (Smith gains possession)
Thompson Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  04:34  
  04:34
[HOU 99-98]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  04:34 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:33  
Smith Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:14
[CLE 100-99]
 
  04:00 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:00 Team Rebound 
  03:40 Smith Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  03:38 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:19
[HOU 102-100]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:49  
Thompson Rebound (Off:11 Def:8)  02:46  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Love Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:21  
  02:21
[HOU 103-100]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:21
[HOU 104-100]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:40 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:39  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:55.9 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  00:45.9  
James 3pt Shot: Made (37 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  00:43.5
[CLE 103-104]
 
  00:24.8 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smith (4 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:23.8  
  00:04.2 Smith Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:04.2  
Team Rebound  00:04.2  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:04.2  
  00:04.2 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Smith Foul: Personal Take (4 PF)  00:01.5  
  00:01.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:01.5 Jones Substitution replaced by Terry 
Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:01.5  
James Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:00.6  
  00:00.6
[HOU 105-103]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS) 
  00:00.6 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  00:00.6  
Team Timeout : Short  00:00.3  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Love  00:00.3  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jones  00:00.3  
  00:00.3 Beverley Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  00:00.3 Terry Substitution replaced by Jones 
End of 1st Overtime
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4