The Rockets won at home against the Cavaliers, despite the absence of Luc Mbah Moute, spared due to a small gene left knee. Houston led the rebounds 45-26, and finished with a 46.8% shooting success against Cleveland’s 55.6%. James Harden (35 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists) responded to LeBron James (33 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists).
The Rockets take the lead in the middle of the first quarter with a 17-0 lead and 36-25. They have 17 points ahead in the second 53-36 before crossing a big empty passage. The Cavs make a 20-6 that gives them a quarter-time 42-29. At the break, Cleveland passed 67-65.
Both teams battle in the third quarter, although Houston eventually take the lead 35-26 and lead 100-93 at the start of the last. James Harden scored 3 points and 9 points in the Rockets 105-96. Despite the return of visitors 112-111 to 1’10, the Rockets manage to control the last moments and finally win 117-113.