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Harden, Rockets rally to stuns LeBron-less Cavs, 106-100


By STEVE HERRICK
Posted Mar 30 2016 12:24AM

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Cavaliers appeared headed to a victory without LeBron James.

Then James Harden and the Houston Rockets had the final say.

Harden scored 27 points and the Rockets rallied from a 20-point deficit for a 106-100 victory over the Cavaliers, who rested James.

Cleveland led 62-42 early in the third quarter before Houston, fighting to make the playoffs, roared back. Harden scored 18 points in the fourth and Houston outscored Cleveland 35-16 in the period.

"That's what the first three quarters were for - to figure out what they were doing," Harden said. "Even when we got down 20 points, we felt confident because they weren't shooting the ball well, even when they were winning."

Dwight Howard's free throw with 2:13 left put Houston ahead 95-94. Harden's 3-pointer made it 98-94 before Kyrie Irving hit a 3-pointer with 1:30 left, making it a one-point game.

Both teams missed shots on their next possession, but Trevor Ariza's 3-pointer from the corner with 17 seconds left gave Houston a 101-97 lead.

Irving scored 31 points for Cleveland, which fell to 1-3 this season and 4-13 over the last two when James doesn't play.

The victory marked the 12th time Houston has come back from a double-figure deficit to win a game.

"I don't think we pay attention to the score at all times, honestly," Howard said. "Tonight, we just kept fighting and pushing through, so I'm happy."

Cleveland (52-22) leads Toronto by 2 1/2 games for the top seed in the East. The win moves Houston (37-38) a half-game ahead of Dallas for the eighth spot in the West.

"A few plays didn't go our way in the fourth quarter and that kind of cemented them getting back in the game," Irving said.

Michael Beasley scored 17 points while Ariza added 15 for Houston. Howard had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson, who played in his 362nd consecutive game, the longest streak in franchise history, scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds. Kevin Love added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Houston won despite a dreadful night from the foul line where the Rockets were 21 of 42 and Howard was 7 of 22.

Cleveland led 91-83 on Thompson's basket with 6:36 to go, but the Rockets used a 12-0 run to go ahead. The Cavaliers didn't score again until Irving hit a free throw with 2:44 left. Irving's jumper with 2:17 to go tied the game at 94 but Houston then went ahead for good.

"They got stops and we couldn't make a shot," Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. "They were able to get out in transition and that kind of got James Harden going. That got him feeling good about himself."

Lue announced Monday that James would sit out the game as the Cavaliers try to rest their key players as much as possible over the final games of the regular season.

James, dressed in a suit, jumped up from the bench several times to encourage his teammates and joined Lue near midcourt to bark out instructions late in the second quarter.

Cleveland made six 3-pointers in the second and built a 59-40 halftime lead, but finished 14 of 40 from behind the arc.

SOUND STRATEGY

Rockets guard Patrick Beverly, who hit a critical 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, has a simple theory when it comes to Houston being successful.

"The thing about us is to not get in our own way," he said. "When we do that, we're fine."

IRON MAN

Lue praised Thompson for his durability during his consecutive-games played streak.

"There are a lot of times when guys are sick or you could be hurt and he still plays through the pain," Lue said. "For a guy who plays hard like he does and takes the pounding he does, it means a lot. It's a tribute to him."

TIP-INS

Rockets: Houston scored 14 points and made 5 of 18 shots in the second quarter. ... The Rockets snapped a four-game losing streak on the road.

Cavaliers: James is four points away from passing Dominique Wilkins for 12th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. The four-time MVP has 26,665 career points.

UP NEXT

Rockets: Host Chicago on Thursday.

Cavaliers: Host Brooklyn on Thursday.


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HOU
CLE
     
    • 48.1%

    • 36.0%

    • 36.0%

    • 35.0%

    • 50.0%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU CLE
Total Rebounds 55 38
Offensive Rebounds 14 10
Turnovers 14 11
Fast Break Pts: 22 9
Biggest Lead: 8 20
Points in the Paint: 52 26
HOU CLE
p Harden   27 Irving   31
rb Howard   11 Love   11
a Harden   8 2 players   8
s 2 players   2 5 players   1
b Howard   2 Shumpert   2
 
  • 01/15 - CLE 91 @ HOU 77
  • 03/29 - HOU 106 @ CLE 100
Houston Rockets (37-38)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 39:49 5-10 2-5 3-4 +5 2 4 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 15
D. Motiejunas F 09:42 3-7 0-2 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 6
D. Howard C 30:46 2-3 0-0 7-22 +5 0 11 11 3 0 0 2 2 0 11
P. Beverley G 31:11 4-10 2-4 0-0 +24 3 4 7 6 5 2 1 1 0 10
J. Harden G 44:20 8-16 3-8 8-10 +18 2 4 6 8 2 1 4 0 2 27
M. Beasley   27:26 8-15 0-1 1-2 +11 1 7 8 2 4 0 1 1 2 17
C. Capela   16:58 4-7 0-0 1-2 +1 4 6 10 1 0 2 1 1 0 9
C. Brewer   13:55 2-5 0-2 1-2 -9 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 5
J. Terry   08:58 1-2 1-2 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
K. McDaniels   16:55 1-4 1-1 0-0 -5 2 2 4 0 3 0 2 0 1 3
A. Goudelock DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-79 9-25 21-42   14 41 55 23 24 7 14 5 5 106
  48.1% 36.0% 50.0%   team rebs: 16 total to: 15
Cleveland Cavaliers (52-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
I. Shumpert F 34:41 4-14 2-6 1-2 -8 1 2 3 2 4 1 1 2 0 11
K. Love F 29:31 5-14 2-6 1-2 -18 1 10 11 0 3 0 1 0 1 13
T. Mozgov C 08:41 1-2 0-0 0-0 -6 2 3 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 2
J. Smith G 34:31 1-6 0-3 2-2 -11 0 3 3 2 5 0 1 1 0 4
K. Irving G 37:14 9-23 5-11 8-9 -12 0 2 2 8 3 1 5 1 3 31
T. Thompson   39:19 4-8 0-0 8-9 -2 5 5 10 0 5 1 3 1 0 16
C. Frye   10:26 0-3 0-3 0-0 -5 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Dellavedova   20:13 2-7 0-3 0-0 -7 0 2 2 8 2 0 0 0 1 4
J. Jones   08:03 2-5 2-5 4-4 +15 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
M. Williams   05:51 2-2 2-2 0-0 +9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
R. Jefferson   11:30 1-2 1-1 0-0 +5 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
J. McRae DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-86 14-40 24-28   10 28 38 21 31 5 11 5 5 100
  36.0% 35.0% 85.7%   team rebs: 12 total to: 13

inactive

  • Rockets: Dekker, Harrell
  • Cavaliers: James

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #29 Mark Lindsay, #61 Courtney Kirkland
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:36
Houston Rockets (37-38) Cleveland Cavaliers (52-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Howard (Beverley gains possession)
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  11:46  
  11:42
[CLE 2-0]
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  11:23 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:23  
Team Rebound  11:23  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:05 Love Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
Motiejunas Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  10:58
[HOU 2-2]
 
  10:45 Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  10:45 Team Rebound 
  10:34
[CLE 4-2]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:16
[HOU 4-4]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Kennedy)  10:12  
  09:56 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:56  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:31 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
  09:20 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:20  
Team Rebound  09:20  
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:20
[HOU 5-4]
 
Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (B Kennedy)  09:07  
  09:07
[CLE 5-5]
Irving Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  08:58 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
  08:55 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:55
[HOU 6-5]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:55
[HOU 7-5]
 
  08:36
[CLE 7-7]
Love Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:19
[HOU 10-7]
 
  08:06
[CLE 9-10]
Love Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
  07:59 Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Kennedy) 
  07:59 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:51
[HOU 12-9]
 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  07:36  
  07:36
[CLE 10-12]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:36 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:35  
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
Team Rebound  07:23  
  07:23 Love Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:23
[HOU 13-10]
 
  07:23 Love Substitution replaced by Frye 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:23  
  07:23 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:03
[CLE 12-13]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (C Kirkland)  07:03  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Beasley  07:03  
  07:03 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  07:02 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:55 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:53 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:53 Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:52  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:43  
Beverley Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  06:36  
  06:23 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:21 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:10 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  06:04
[HOU 15-12]
 
  05:45 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:44  
Beasley Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  05:41
[HOU 17-12]
 
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:24 Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
  05:20 Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:20  
Team Rebound  05:20  
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  05:20  
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:20
[HOU 18-12]
 
Beasley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Kirkland)  05:03  
  05:03 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  04:54  
  04:54
[CLE 13-18]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:54
[CLE 14-18]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Capela Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  04:41  
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:39  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:36 Team Rebound 
  04:12 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:11  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  04:02  
  04:00 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:54 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:54  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:35 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:34  
  03:27 Smith Violation:Kicked Ball (C Kirkland) 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:27  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Terry  03:27  
Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  03:15
[HOU 20-14]
 
  03:00
[CLE 16-20]
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
  02:50 Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
  02:50 Frye Substitution replaced by Jones 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:50  
Team Rebound  02:50  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:50
[HOU 21-16]
 
  02:28 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:28  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  02:09
[HOU 24-16]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  02:00  
  02:00
[CLE 17-24]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  02:00  
Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley  02:00  
  02:00 Irving Substitution replaced by Williams 
  02:00
[CLE 18-24]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Team Rebound 
  01:23 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:23 Team Rebound 
Beverley Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  01:22  
  01:22
[CLE 19-24]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:22 Smith Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  01:22
[CLE 20-24]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  01:08
[HOU 26-20]
 
  00:49.9 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:49.4  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:31.9 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:11.2
[CLE 23-26]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (C Kirkland)  00:11.2  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Harden  00:11.2  
  00:11.2 Williams Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  00:11.2
[CLE 24-26]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (37-38) Cleveland Cavaliers (52-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[CLE 27-26]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  11:28  
  11:23 Jefferson Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:23  
  11:13 Jefferson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Lindsay) 
Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  11:09  
  10:55 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK) 
  10:55 Team Rebound 
  10:50
[CLE 30-26]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:34
[HOU 28-30]
 
  10:09 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Harden  10:09  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:00  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:57 Team Rebound 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (C Kirkland)  09:46  
  09:46
[CLE 31-28]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS) 
  09:46
[CLE 32-28]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS) 
  09:46
[CLE 33-28]
Jones Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS) 
Brewer Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  09:21
[HOU 30-33]
 
  09:08 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:08  
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  09:06  
  09:00
[CLE 36-30]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:00  
  09:00 Jones Substitution replaced by Love 
Brewer Substitution replaced by McDaniels  09:00  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST)  08:46
[HOU 32-36]
 
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending (C Kirkland)  08:23  
  08:23
[CLE 38-32]
Dellavedova Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) 
McDaniels 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  07:58
[HOU 35-38]
 
  07:58 Williams Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (1 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
  07:58 Williams Substitution replaced by Irving 
  07:58 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:58  
  07:58 Team Rebound 
  07:39
[CLE 40-35]
Love Step Back Bank Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:22  
McDaniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:21  
McDaniels Tip Dunk Shot: Missed  07:21  
McDaniels Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:21  
  07:21 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  07:20 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:20
[HOU 36-40]
 
Terry Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  07:20  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:01 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
McDaniels Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:01  
Ariza Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:51 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:46 Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:45 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:45
[CLE 42-36]
Mozgov Tip Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:36 Mozgov Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Lindsay) 
  06:36 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:36 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Smith 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:16
[CLE 45-36]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Motiejunas Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (B Kennedy)  06:06  
Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:06  
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  06:06  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:06  
  05:48 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:47 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:35
[CLE 47-36]
Smith Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Brewer Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:28 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:17 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:16 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
McDaniels Violation:Kicked Ball (C Kirkland)  05:02  
  05:02  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Beasley  05:02  
  04:50 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Capela (1 ST) 
  04:50 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:50  
Team Rebound  04:50  
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:50
[HOU 37-47]
 
  04:33 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDaniels Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:32  
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:10
[HOU 39-47]
 
  03:54
[CLE 50-39]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:31
[CLE 52-39]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:19 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Beasley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  03:00  
  03:00
[CLE 53-39]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:00
[CLE 54-39]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:52 Shumpert Violation:Kicked Ball (C Kirkland) 
  02:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK)  02:40  
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:39  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:34  
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (2 BLK)  02:23  
  02:22 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:16 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:15  
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  02:13  
  02:13 Love Substitution replaced by Jones 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:13  
Team Timeout : Short  02:13  
Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  02:02  
  01:47 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
McDaniels Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Kirkland)  01:47  
  01:30 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:30  
McDaniels Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (C Kirkland)  01:26  
McDaniels Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:26  
  01:08 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:08  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  00:58.9  
  00:48.1 Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:48.1 Team Rebound 
Brewer Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  00:48.1  
  00:48.1
[CLE 55-39]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Terry  00:48.1  
  00:48.1
[CLE 56-39]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
McDaniels Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  00:35.0  
  00:35.0 Team Rebound 
  00:29.9
[CLE 59-39]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  00:08.3 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:08.3  
Team Rebound  00:08.3  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:08.3
[HOU 40-59]
 
  00:00.0 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (37-38) Cleveland Cavaliers (52-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:46  
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  11:32
[HOU 42-59]
 
  11:20 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:20  
  11:13 Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:13  
Team Rebound  11:13  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:13  
  11:13 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:55 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:54 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:49
[CLE 62-42]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  10:28 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:28
[HOU 43-62]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:28  
  10:27 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:12 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST) 
Ariza Running Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:08
[HOU 45-62]
 
  09:42 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  09:40  
Motiejunas Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:30 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:26 Shumpert Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:18 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:18  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  08:59  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:58  
Beverley Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:56
[HOU 47-62]
 
  08:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (B Kennedy)  08:42  
  08:42
[CLE 63-47]
Irving Free Throw Technical (16 PTS) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  08:29  
  08:29
[CLE 64-47]
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Beasley  08:29  
  08:29 Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  08:28  
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:07  
Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:05  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST)  08:05
[HOU 49-64]
 
  08:05 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
  08:05 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:55 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:55  
  07:55 Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (C Kirkland) 
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  07:33
[HOU 51-64]
 
  07:01 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  07:01  
Harden Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  07:00  
  06:44 Irving Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (C Kirkland) 
  06:44 Irving Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  06:35  
  06:31
[CLE 66-51]
Shumpert Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:16  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:08
[HOU 54-66]
 
  05:56
[CLE 69-54]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
Beasley Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  05:38
[HOU 56-69]
 
  05:20
[CLE 71-56]
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (7 AST) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  05:01 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK) 
  05:01 Team Rebound 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  05:01  
Beasley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Lindsay)  04:58  
  04:50 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:50  
Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST)  04:37
[HOU 58-71]
 
  04:10 Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:51  
Capela Tip Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:51
[HOU 60-71]
 
  03:39
[CLE 73-60]
Thompson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (8 AST) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  03:20  
  03:19 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  03:11
[CLE 76-60]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:11  
  03:11 Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Beverley Substitution replaced by McDaniels  03:11  
Ariza Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  02:52
[HOU 62-76]
 
  02:36 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Capela (2 ST) 
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:29
[HOU 64-76]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Lindsay)  02:21  
  02:21 Love Substitution replaced by Frye 
  02:12
[CLE 79-64]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
Capela Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  01:58
[HOU 66-79]
 
  01:41 Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:40  
McDaniels Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:33  
Capela Tip Layup Shot: Missed  01:33  
Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:32  
Capela Tip Layup Shot: Missed  01:32  
Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  01:31  
Capela Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:31
[HOU 68-79]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  01:20  
  01:20
[CLE 80-68]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:20
[CLE 81-68]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Capela Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:05  
  00:41.9 Irving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:39.9  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  00:37.2
[HOU 71-81]
 
  00:28.9
[CLE 84-71]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:06.9 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:03.0 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:02.0  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:25 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  11:24  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST)  11:18
[HOU 74-84]
 
Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF) (C Kirkland)  11:10  
McDaniels Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Lindsay)  11:08  
  10:52 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Harden Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:43
[HOU 76-84]
 
  10:38 Thompson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (C Kirkland) 
  10:38 Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  10:30 Shumpert Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Lindsay) 
  10:26 Shumpert Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Lindsay) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  10:18
[HOU 78-84]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Lindsay)  09:59  
  09:50
[CLE 86-78]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (6 AST) 
Capela Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  09:35
[HOU 80-86]
 
  09:14 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  09:13  
McDaniels Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:03  
  08:41
[CLE 89-80]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (7 AST) 
  08:28 Shumpert Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Lindsay) 
  08:28  
  08:28 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
  08:28 Frye Substitution replaced by Love 
Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:13  
Team Rebound  08:13  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:13  
  07:48 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  07:48  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:19 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
  07:16 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:16
[HOU 81-89]
 
  07:16 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Irving 
Capela Substitution replaced by Ariza  07:16  
McDaniels Substitution replaced by Howard  07:16  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:16  
Team Rebound  07:14  
  07:14 Dellavedova Violation:Kicked Ball (B Kennedy) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Beasley  07:14  
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST)  06:57
[HOU 83-89]
 
  06:36
[CLE 91-83]
Thompson Jump Bank Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (8 AST) 
  06:28 Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:28
[HOU 84-91]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:28
[HOU 85-91]
 
  06:15 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:14 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  06:05 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:05  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:59
[HOU 87-91]
 
  05:47 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:47  
  05:37 Thompson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:37
[HOU 88-91]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  05:11 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:11  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:57 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:46 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:46  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  04:38
[HOU 90-91]
 
  04:07 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:07  
  04:03 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:03  
Team Rebound  04:03  
  04:03 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:03
[HOU 91-91]
 
  03:51 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  03:51  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST)  03:42
[HOU 94-91]
 
  03:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:28 Shumpert Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  03:28 Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:28  
Team Rebound  03:28  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:28  
  03:26 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:04 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:03  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  02:44  
  02:44 Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:44 Team Rebound 
Howard Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:44  
  02:44
[CLE 92-94]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Beasley Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) (C Kirkland)  02:31  
Beasley Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:31  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Howard  02:31  
  02:17
[CLE 94-94]
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
  02:13 Irving Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:13
[HOU 95-94]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:13  
  02:13 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  01:54 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  01:53  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:42
[HOU 98-94]
 
  01:30
[CLE 97-98]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:39.9 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:39.3  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beverley (6 AST)  00:17.3
[HOU 101-97]
 
  00:17.3 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:12.9 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:12.8  
  00:10.7 Smith Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:10.7
[HOU 102-97]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:10.7
[HOU 103-97]
 
  00:10.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (B Kennedy)  00:08.4  
  00:08.4
[CLE 98-103]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 3 (29 PTS) 
  00:08.4
[CLE 99-103]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 3 (30 PTS) 
  00:08.4
[CLE 100-103]
Irving Free Throw 3 of 3 (31 PTS) 
  00:08.4 Thompson Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (5 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Howard Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:08.4
[HOU 104-100]
 
Howard Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed  00:08.4  
Team Rebound  00:08.4  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:08.4  
Howard Substitution replaced by Terry  00:08.4  
  00:05.1 Smith Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  00:05.1
[HOU 105-100]
 
Terry Substitution replaced by Howard  00:05.1  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  00:05.1
[HOU 106-100]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0