Houston Rockets 106 Cleveland Cavaliers 92-Recap

 

Feb 1, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7) attempts to control the ball during the second quarter as Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson (13) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

 

In what was suppose to play out as James Harden‘s return to the Houston Rockets starting lineup, Jeremy Lin stole the spotlight, as he recorded his first career triple-double, finishing with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Harden did manage to score 28 points, while Dwight Howard added 26 points and 6 rebounds. Patrick Beverley was scoreless but made a huge impact in every other area, pulling down 10 boards, dishing out 8 assists, and recording a career high 5 steals.

The Cavs got big games out of Luol Deng, who led the way with 24 points, while Kyrie Irving finished with 21 points and 7 assists. Dion Waiters added 19 off the bench. But the difference in the game was the Rockets ability to get out and run the floor, recording 29 fast break points, and dominating down low, holding a 62-32 advantage in points in the paint.

 

 

Cleveland Cavaliers
STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Tristan Thompson, PF 35 2-6 0-0 2-2 3 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 -9 6
Luol Deng, SF 36 10-19 3-8 1-2 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 3 -4 24
Tyler Zeller, C 27 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 2 1 1 5 +1 4
Jarrett Jack, PG 31 3-9 1-6 0-0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 2 -16 7
Kyrie Irving, PG 39 8-19 2-7 3-3 1 3 4 7 3 0 6 4 -9 21
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Anthony Bennett, SF 13 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 4 4 0 0 1 2 4 -7 2
Alonzo Gee, SF 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Henry Sims, C 21 3-7 0-0 1-2 1 5 6 0 1 2 1 2 -13 7
Dion Waiters, SG 26 8-14 2-3 1-1 0 2 2 4 0 0 4 2 -3 19
Matthew Dellavedova, SG 1 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 -3 0
C.J. Miles, SG 11 1-6 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 -7 2
Earl Clark, SF DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
38-87 8-30 8-10 7 25 32 23 8 4 16 24 92
43.7% 26.7% 80.0%
Fast break points:   10
Points in the paint:   32
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   16 (19)

Houston Rockets

STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Terrence Jones, PF 35 8-14 1-2 0-2 1 6 7 0 0 1 0 0 +9 17
Chandler Parsons, SF 19 3-7 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -5 7
Dwight Howard, C 36 10-12 0-0 6-8 1 5 6 1 1 3 4 2 +4 26
Patrick Beverley, PG 41 0-5 0-5 0-0 3 7 10 8 5 1 2 2 +15 0
James Harden, SG 37 10-17 3-8 5-6 1 2 3 4 0 0 3 2 +6 28
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Donatas Motiejunas, PF 25 2-7 0-2 0-0 2 2 4 1 0 1 1 2 +15 4
Robert Covington, SF 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omri Casspi, SF 18 2-6 1-1 4-6 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 +7 9
Jeremy Lin, PG 29 6-12 1-4 2-2 1 10 11 10 2 1 3 3 +19 15
Ronnie Brewer, SF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Aaron Brooks, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
41-80 7-26 17-24 10 34 44 24 8 7 17 12 106
51.3% 26.9% 70.8%
Fast break points:   29
Points in the paint:   62
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   17 (24)

 

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