Rockets vs Cavaliers Final: 118-111 - Recap
The Cavaliers were burned for 37 points by James Harden on Saturday as the Rockets picked up a 118-111 win at Quicken Loans Arena.
Houston won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 204.5.
Houston got 16 points from Chandler Parsons and another 15 points from Patrick Beverley. James Harden contributed 11 assists, while Omer Asik cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Cleveland got 26 points from Dion Waiters in a losing cause and another 23 points from Tyler Zeller. Matthew Dellavedova contributed 10 assists for the Cavaliers, while Tristan Thompson had 12 rebounds.
The Rockets hit the break leading 67-55 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Cleveland as they grabbed 48 boards, while Houston only had 31.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bobcats. The Cavaliers will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.