Houston 107, Cleveland 118

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, March 11, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #29 Mark Lindsay, #49 Tom Washington, #64 SirAllen Connor
Attendance - 17662

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 26 31 27 23 107
Cleveland 30 24 27 37 118

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 22-20 15-6 7-14 L1
Cleveland 16-23 9-12 7-11 W3

Recap


CAVALIERS 118, ROCKETS 107: Antawn Jamison scored 28 points and Kyrie Irving had 16 points in the fourth quarter to give the Cavaliers their first three-game winning streak in more than 16 months.

The Cavaliers scored 12 consecutive points during a three-minute drought for the Rockets early in the fourth quarter, turning a five-point deficit into a 93-86 lead with 8:36 left. The Cavaliers led the rest of the way thanks to Irving, who scored nine points in the final minute to clinch the win.

Luis Scola scored a season-high 30 points and Goran Dragic had 20 for the Rockets, who were playing the second of consecutive road games and have lost six of seven.

Irving scored 13 of the Cavaliers’ final 15 points. He and Jamison combined to score their last 20 points over the game’s final five minutes. It’s the Cavaliers’ first three-game winning streak since Nov. 5-9, 2010.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Irving shot 2 of 11 through three quarters, but was 3 of 4 in the fourth and made all nine of his free throws. … Rockets guard Kyle Lowry remains hospitalized in New York. There is no timetable for his return. … Kevin Martin averaged 35 points in two games against the Cavaliers last season, but was held to three on Sunday. … Ramon Sessions had 15 points and seven assists off the bench for the Cavaliers.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Cleveland
Luis Scola 30 Scoring Antawn Jamison 28
Goran Dragic 8 Assists Ramon Sessions 7
Samuel Dalembert 10 Rebounds Kyrie Irving 6
Samuel Dalembert 3 Free Throws Made Kyrie Irving 10
Courtney Lee 2 Steals Alonzo Gee 3
Samuel Dalembert 5 Blocks Omri Casspi 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 107 51.2 8-17 11-17 25 39 6 5 13
Cleveland 118 47.6 11-20 29-36 25 41 4 6 14

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Rockets have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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