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Irving scores 23 to help Cavaliers to 91-77 win over Rockets


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Jan 16 2016 1:48AM

HOUSTON (AP) The road-weary Cleveland Cavaliers had plenty left in the tank in the last game of their longest trip of the season to make easy work of the Houston Rockets.

Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, LeBron James added 19 and the Cavaliers cruised to a 91-77 victory on Friday night.

The Cavaliers capped six games away from home and were playing for the second straight night, but it was the Rockets who looked tired and listless as Cleveland built a double-digit lead by halftime and pushed it to 20 in the third quarter.

Cleveland got back on track after a loss to San Antonio on Thursday night that snapped an eight-game winning streak before the team's showdown with Golden State on Monday.

"We wanted to try to finish off the right way," James said. "We knew this team was waiting on us and probably seen the game from last night and how much energy it took out of us, but we just came in with the mindset that we had to defend. We had to cut the head off the snake, and that's (James) Harden, and then just try to defend everyone else at the same time and we did that."

The Cavs held the Rockets to a season low in points with just 11 from Harden on 2-for-10 shooting. He missed all five of his 3-point attempts.

Dwight Howard had 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Rockets had their season-best, five-game winning streak snapped.

"The attitude has to be attack and that wasn't what we did tonight," Howard said. "We settled and we can't settle against any team, especially if we want to be a great team."

Cleveland ended a six-game losing streak to the Rockets with its first win in Houston since March 26, 2006.

Houston had 18 turnovers which led to 19 points for the Cavaliers and was outrebounded 49-40.

The Cavaliers, who haven't played at home since Jan. 4, will play five of their next six in Cleveland.

Irving exhaled heavily when asked how much he's looking forward to going home.

"Really excited," he said. "We've been on the road for so long. But one thing that these road trips do is it builds character for our team. Being around these guys, I wouldn't trade it for the world."

Cleveland led by 11 at halftime and quickly pushed its lead to 52-37. Trevor Ariza cut it to 12 with a 3-pointer with about 5 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter, but the Cavaliers scored the next nine points, capped by four from James, to make it 66-45 about three minutes later.

The Rockets missed six shots and had a turnover in that stretch to help Cleveland pad the lead.

Cleveland led by 17 entering the fourth quarter and an 8-2 spurt early in the quarter extended it to 76-55 with about 9 1/2 minutes left.

The Cavaliers extended it to 90-70 with about three minutes left. James and the rest of Cleveland's starters went to the bench soon after that.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: G Mo Williams missed the game because of a personal matter. ... J.R. Smith had 13 points. ... Kevin Love added 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Rockets: F/C Donatas Motiejunas has missed the last seven games with lower back soreness. ... Houston recalled G/F K.J. McDaniels from the NBA D-League. ... Howard had his eighth straight double-double. ... Patrick Beverley had 13 points.

DADDY TIME

James was looking forward to getting back to Cleveland, but not because he was thinking about the big game against the Warriors on Monday.

He has three important people that he can't wait to see when he gets home.

"I'm really not worried about playing basketball when I get home," he said. "I'm going to see my kids. I haven't seen my kids in 13 days and that's all I'm thinking about right now."

James has two sons and a daughter.

QUOTABLE

Love, on Anderson Varejao's four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in just more than seven minutes off the bench: "Andy was great ... he did everything he could out there in his minutes. He plays a kind of unorthodox style. You don't get a nickname `The Wild Thing' without going out there and playing like he does."

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Host Golden State on Monday.

Rockets: Visit Lakers on Sunday.


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CLE
HOU
     
    • 39.1%

    • 35.1%

    • 22.9%

    • 24.0%

    • 65.2%

    • 65.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE HOU
Total Rebounds 49 40
Offensive Rebounds 17 10
Turnovers 14 18
Fast Break Pts: 6 16
Biggest Lead: 21 9
Points in the Paint: 36 38
CLE HOU
p Irving   23 Howard   14
rb Love   13 Howard   11
a James   7 Harden   5
s 2 players   3 Harden   3
b James   2 Howard   2
 
  • 01/15 - CLE 91 @ HOU 77
  • 03/29 - HOU 106 @ CLE 100
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 36:23 7-14 1-2 4-6 +10 2 5 7 7 1 0 4 2 2 19
K. Love F 32:35 4-13 3-8 0-0 +7 3 10 13 1 2 3 5 0 2 11
T. Mozgov C 17:35 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 2
J. Smith G 25:58 5-15 2-12 1-2 +9 1 4 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 13
K. Irving G 29:34 9-17 1-5 4-5 +6 0 4 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 23
M. Dellavedova   22:56 1-6 0-2 1-2 +10 3 2 5 3 3 3 2 0 1 3
I. Shumpert   27:32 1-7 0-3 0-0 +7 2 1 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 2
T. Thompson   22:24 4-4 0-0 2-2 +7 3 2 5 1 4 0 0 1 0 10
A. Varejao   07:38 1-5 0-0 2-2 +15 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 4
R. Jefferson   12:15 1-2 1-2 1-2 +7 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
J. Cunningham   03:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
S. Kaun   02:09 0-0 0-0 0-2 -4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-87 8-35 15-23   17 32 49 19 24 10 14 6 6 91
  39.1% 22.9% 65.2%   team rebs: 14 total to: 15
Houston Rockets (21-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 34:14 3-9 2-4 0-0 -13 0 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 8
C. Capela F 14:28 3-7 0-0 1-4 +1 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 7
D. Howard C 34:16 4-9 0-0 6-10 -17 2 9 11 1 1 2 2 2 1 14
J. Harden G 38:14 2-10 0-5 7-7 -2 0 5 5 5 5 3 8 1 1 11
P. Beverley G 27:33 5-8 3-4 0-0 +1 1 2 3 3 4 1 2 0 0 13
T. Jones   22:26 1-6 0-3 1-2 -6 2 2 4 2 3 0 2 1 0 3
T. Lawson   06:07 0-0 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Thornton   18:07 1-10 0-4 0-0 -13 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 2
C. Brewer   13:20 1-4 0-1 1-2 -20 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
J. Terry   18:00 2-6 1-4 0-0 -2 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 5
M. Harrell   09:12 2-3 0-0 3-4 +7 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
K. McDaniels   04:03 2-2 0-0 0-0 +4 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Total   240 26-74 6-25 19-29   10 30 40 15 20 10 18 6 6 77
  35.1% 24.0% 65.5%   team rebs: 16 total to: 19

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Williams
  • Rockets: Dekker, Motiejunas

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #36 David Jones, #63 Derek Richardson, #30 John Goble
  • Attendance: 18320
  • Duration: 2:27
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-10) Houston Rockets (21-20)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Mozgov (Capela gains possession)
  11:34 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:34 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:33
[HOU 2-0]
Beverley Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:23  
  11:07
[HOU 4-0]
Capela Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST)  10:41
[CLE 2-4]
 
  10:26
[HOU 6-2]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:01
[CLE 4-6]
 
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  09:52  
  09:52
[HOU 7-4]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:52
[HOU 8-4]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  09:41  
  09:31
[HOU 11-4]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:26  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  09:10  
  09:05
[HOU 13-4]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:24 Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:24  
  08:16 Capela Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  08:07
[CLE 7-13]
 
  07:54 Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:53  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  07:37
[CLE 10-13]
 
Love Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble)  07:19  
  07:19 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
  07:13 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:13  
Mozgov Running Layup Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:59
[HOU 15-10]
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:36 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:35 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:33 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:23 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Jump Ball Howard vs Mozgov 
  06:17 Team Rebound 
Smith Violation:Jump Ball (J Goble)  06:17  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  06:17  
Mozgov Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (D Richardson)  06:09  
  06:09
[HOU 16-10]
Harden Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Richardson)  06:02  
  05:50 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:50  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  05:28
[CLE 13-16]
 
  05:09 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:08  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:51  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  04:48  
  04:36 Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  04:36 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:36 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:35  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  04:26  
  04:19
[HOU 18-13]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:01 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:00  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:39
[CLE 15-18]
 
  03:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Shumpert  03:29  
Smith Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:29  
  03:29 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  03:29 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  03:15 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  02:59  
  02:59
[HOU 19-15]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:59
[HOU 20-15]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  02:41  
  02:40 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:30 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:29  
James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK)  02:21  
  02:20 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:09 Capela Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:08  
Shumpert Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:46 Capela Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:45  
  01:44 Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble) 
  01:44 Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton 
James Substitution replaced by Varejao  01:44  
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:44  
  01:44 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Varejao Hook Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:31 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  01:31  
  01:31 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:31 Team Rebound 
  01:31 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:31  
  01:21 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:21
[CLE 16-20]
 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  01:21  
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:21
[CLE 17-20]
 
  01:06 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:06  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  00:45.8
[CLE 20-20]
 
  00:29.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:28.6 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  00:28.6  
  00:28.6
[HOU 21-20]
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:28.6 Lawson Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  00:28.6 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:28.6  
  00:27.5 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:27.5  
Team Rebound  00:27.5  
  00:27.5 Capela Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  00:27.5 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:27.5  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:27.5
[CLE 21-21]
 
  00:05.9 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST) 
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  00:00.3
[CLE 23-21]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-10) Houston Rockets (21-20)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:44
[CLE 25-21]
 
  11:27
[HOU 23-25]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  11:11
[CLE 27-23]
 
Shumpert Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Goble)  11:01  
  10:49 Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  10:37
[CLE 29-23]
 
  10:23 Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (J Goble) 
  10:23 Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  10:07  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:06  
Varejao Tip Layup Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Team Rebound 
  09:51 Thornton Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:48 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:43 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Team Rebound 
  09:27 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Varejao (1 ST) 
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  09:22
[CLE 31-23]
 
  09:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:21 Lawson Substitution replaced by Capela 
  09:21 Brewer Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  09:21 Jones Substitution replaced by Harden 
Varejao Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  09:03  
  09:03 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:03 Team Rebound 
  09:03 Thornton Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by James  09:03  
  09:03
[HOU 24-31]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:41 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:31 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK) 
  08:31 Team Rebound 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Love  08:31  
  08:18 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:17  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:04
[HOU 26-31]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:45 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:34 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Shumpert (2 ST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:18  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST)  07:12
[CLE 34-26]
 
  06:49
[HOU 28-34]
Capela Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:35
[CLE 36-28]
 
  06:24 Beverley Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  06:08  
  06:02
[HOU 30-36]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:46 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:39 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:38 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  05:36  
  05:36  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:36  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Mozgov  05:36  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Smith  05:36  
  05:36 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
  05:36 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  05:36 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:36 Team Rebound 
  05:36
[HOU 31-36]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Dellavedova Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:01 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:01  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:50  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:49  
  04:49 Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:49
[CLE 37-31]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:49
[CLE 38-31]
 
  04:35 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
James Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:25  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:24  
James Layup Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:23 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Richardson)  04:23  
  04:06 Harden Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (2 ST) 
  04:06 Jump Ball Ariza vs Dellavedova (Love gains possession) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  03:58  
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  03:52  
  03:52 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:52 Team Rebound 
  03:52
[HOU 32-38]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
James Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO)  03:37  
  03:18 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:17  
  03:10 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:10  
Team Rebound  03:10  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:10
[CLE 39-32]
 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  02:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Varejao  02:53  
  02:53 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:53 Team Rebound 
  02:53
[HOU 33-39]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  02:42  
Team Rebound  02:42  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:38 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:33 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:29
[CLE 41-33]
 
  02:01 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:46
[CLE 43-33]
 
James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  01:32  
  01:32
[HOU 34-43]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:32 Jones Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  01:32
[HOU 35-43]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:13 Brewer Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (J Goble) 
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:13  
  01:06 Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:06  
Team Rebound  01:06  
  01:06 Brewer Substitution replaced by Thornton 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:06
[CLE 44-35]
 
  00:55.7 Terry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.8  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:33.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:31.0  
  00:31.0 Thornton Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:19.9  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:00.7
[CLE 46-35]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-10) Houston Rockets (21-20)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Capela Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (D Richardson) 
Irving Free Throw Technical (10 PTS)  11:46
[CLE 47-35]
 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:38 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  11:23 Capela Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  11:07
[CLE 50-35]
 
  10:40 Ariza Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:38 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:37
[HOU 37-50]
Capela Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Irving Pullup Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  10:20
[CLE 52-37]
 
  10:07 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:06  
  10:02 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble) 
  10:02 Capela Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  09:56  
  09:49 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:48  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST)  09:35  
  09:31 Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (6 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  09:03
[HOU 39-52]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:52  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:51  
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  08:41  
  08:39 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:38 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  08:38  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:23  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:22  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  08:16
[CLE 55-39]
 
  08:02
[HOU 42-55]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:31 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:30  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:03 Thornton Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:02  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:55  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:38 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:22 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  06:21  
  06:08 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Richardson) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:55
[CLE 57-42]
 
  05:40 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST) 
  05:39 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  05:39 Thornton Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  05:39 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Shumpert  05:39  
  05:39 Jump Ball Ariza vs Love (Terry gains possession) 
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  05:39  
  05:23
[HOU 45-57]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:05 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Smith Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (D Jones)  05:03  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:03  
  04:58 Capela Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  04:57 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:56 Capela Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:56  
Love Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  04:40
[CLE 59-45]
 
  04:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:36 Capela Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  04:36 Harden Substitution replaced by Howard 
Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Goble)  04:18  
  04:13 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:12  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  03:52
[CLE 62-45]
 
  03:31 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:30  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:21
[CLE 64-45]
 
  03:13 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (3 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:02  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  03:00  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  02:50  
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Richardson)  02:49  
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:49  
  02:49 Ariza Substitution replaced by Harden 
  02:30 Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:29 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:16 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:15  
James Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:10
[CLE 66-45]
 
  01:51 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:51  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:35
[HOU 48-66]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  01:20
[CLE 68-48]
 
  00:57.8 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:57.6  
James Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.9 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:36.9 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:35.8  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:13.9  
Dellavedova Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:11.8 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Smith Foul: Clear Path (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  00:10.7  
  00:10.7 Brewer Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:10.7 Team Rebound 
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  00:10.7  
  00:10.7 Thornton Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  00:10.7
[HOU 49-68]
Brewer Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Jefferson Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  00:08.9  
  00:08.9
[HOU 50-68]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Irving  00:08.9  
Thompson Substitution replaced by James  00:08.9  
  00:08.9 Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  00:08.9
[HOU 51-68]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:01.0  
Shumpert Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:00.2  
Shumpert Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:45  
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Terry (2 ST)  11:36  
  11:30
[HOU 53-68]
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  11:09  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  11:08  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  11:06
[CLE 70-53]
 
  10:54 Beverley Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:42
[CLE 72-53]
 
  10:30
[HOU 55-72]
Terry Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  10:17
[CLE 74-55]
 
Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Goble)  10:04  
  09:51 Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:50  
  09:48 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Goble) 
  09:34 Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:34
[CLE 75-55]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:34
[CLE 76-55]
 
Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Jones)  09:25  
  09:17 Terry Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:16  
  09:12 Harden Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Goble) 
  09:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:12 Howard Substitution replaced by Jones 
  09:12 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harrell 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:53
[HOU 58-76]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:33 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  08:21  
  08:21 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:21 Team Rebound 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James  08:21  
  08:21 Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  08:21
[HOU 59-76]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:59
[HOU 61-76]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:59  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  07:59  
  07:44 Harden Foul: Personal (5 PF) (D Jones) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:16 Ariza Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  07:15  
Irving Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:01
[CLE 78-61]
 
  06:47 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:46  
Thompson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  06:20
[CLE 80-61]
 
  06:04
[HOU 64-80]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:35  
  05:22 Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:22  
Team Rebound  05:22  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:22
[CLE 81-64]
 
  05:10
[HOU 66-81]
Harrell Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:58
[CLE 83-66]
 
Love Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Jones)  04:48  
  04:38
[HOU 68-83]
Jones Cutting Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harrell (1 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (3 AST)  04:16
[CLE 85-68]
 
  04:05 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO) Steal:Love (3 ST) 
  04:03 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:03  
Team Rebound  04:03  
  04:03 Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  04:03 Jones Substitution replaced by McDaniels 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:03
[CLE 86-68]
 
  03:49 Harrell Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  03:48  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:38  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:37  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:37
[CLE 88-68]
 
  03:24
[HOU 70-88]
Harrell Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
  03:15 Beverley Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  03:15
[CLE 89-70]
 
  03:15 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  03:15 Ariza Substitution replaced by Jones 
James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  03:15  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  03:15
[CLE 90-70]
 
  03:00 Jones Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Cunningham  03:00  
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Harrell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:32 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:31  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 McDaniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:09
[HOU 72-90]
McDaniels Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:09  
Love Substitution replaced by Kaun  02:09  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:09  
  01:56 McDaniels Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:56  
Team Rebound  01:56  
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:56
[CLE 91-72]
 
  01:40 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Terry (1 BLK)  01:13  
  01:12 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  01:11  
  01:11
[HOU 73-91]
Harrell Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:11
[HOU 74-91]
Harrell Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:58.9  
  00:56.5 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:56.5 McDaniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:56.5
[HOU 76-91]
McDaniels Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
Kaun Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:41.9  
  00:41.9 Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Kaun Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:41.9  
Team Rebound  00:41.9  
Kaun Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:41.9  
  00:41.9 McDaniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  00:25.1  
  00:25.1 Harrell Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:25.1 Team Rebound 
  00:25.1
[HOU 77-91]
Harrell Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:01.1  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6