Box Score: Rockets 112, Cavs 104

James Harden was just too much in the second half as the Cavaliers couldn’t take advantage of the home crowd in a 112-104 loss to Houston on Saturday night. Harden, who scored just 2 points on 0 FGs in the first half, finished with 29 points and 7 steals.

Kyrie Irving, who made several spectacular plays again tonight, scored 30 points and had 6 assists, but had 8 turnovers and was forced to be the only offensive weapon late in the game again. Tristan Thompson had another great game with 14 points (on 9 shots) and 16 rebounds (including 8 offensive), while Dion Waiters had 13 points, but was a -13 for the night as Houston’s bench dominated while on the court.

HOUSTON ROCKETS 20-14 (Won last 4)
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 8-27 (Lost last 1)
Team1234Total
HOU20342434112
CLE26242826104

Houston

StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
J. LinG38:137-133-53-5+60454101520
J. HardenG37:566-173-914-15+20235711329
O. AsikC21:181-30-02-4-1361002044
C. ParsonsF25:572-91-52-2-7153300107
M. MorrisF21:464-81-42-2-52531100011
BenchMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Totals37-7912-3426-3612432317114323112
Percentages.468.353.722Team Rebounds: 13
C. Delfino27:343-62-51-1+17032210029
P. Patterson26:147-131-40-0+131621010315
G. Smith26:125-50-01-5+841120100511
T. Douglas14:502-51-21-2+7112100016
C. AldrichDNP – Coach’s Decision
J. AndersonDNP – Coach’s Decision
T. JonesDNP – Inactive
S. MachadoDNP – Coach’s Decision
D. MotiejunasDNP – Coach’s Decision
R. WhiteDNP – Inactive

Cleveland

StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
K. IrvingG41:0810-243-87-8-61468401230
C.J. MilesG25:524-141-60-00131010049
T. ZellerC37:044-90-04-401550310312
T. ThompsonF37:075-110-04-6-881621111314
A. GeeF31:306-122-44-4-11611102618
BenchMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Totals36-917-2325-2817442013113425104
Percentages.396.304.893Team Rebounds: 10
D. Waiters28:504-131-54-4-131513000213
S. Livingston16:400-30-00-0-4003011030
K. Jones12:132-20-02-20230000016
L. Walton9:361-30-00-0-8221000012
O. CasspiDNP – Coach’s Decision
D. GibsonDNP – Inactive
J. LeuerDNP – Inactive
J. PargoDNP – Coach’s Decision
S. SamuelsDNP – Coach’s Decision
A. VarejaoDNP – Inactive