Jason Lloyd

Rockets 105, Cavs 103; Jason Lloyd's 17 final thoughts following tough loss to Rockets: HOUSTON: Seventeen t... bit.ly/1zxOx95

Sam Amico

LeBron's had better days, but loss to Rockets hardly crushing for Cavs. Random dribbles. foxsports.com/ohio/story/dri…

Sam Amico

LeBron James averaging 32.5 points in games in which he returns from rest/injury this season. But Cavs 1-3 in those games.

LeBron James

Looking in the mirror tonight after a tough lost of my part like You're your biggest challenge,… instagram.com/p/ztka2DiTMj/

Joe Vardon

When it comes to Blatt and Delly, what do we know? From @Chris Haynes cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Dave McMenamin

New column up in the blog: Cavs won't let LeBron take blame for the Houston loss es.pn/1zRfOVa

Chris Fedor

Why David Blatt made right call to sit Mozgov late, LeBron taking MVP matchups personal & no Love: 5 Observations cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Chris Haynes

Column: David Blatt's devotion to Matthew Dellavedova not paying off for #Cavs cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Chris Fedor

For the rest of NBA: Think about what it takes to beat #Cavs. Houston was at home. No Kyrie. LeBron missed 20 shots & 8 FTs. Two point loss

Chris Fedor

#Cavs LeBron elevating his game in MVP matchups, no minutes for Mozgov, ugly FT numbers & little Love: 5 Observations cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Chris Haynes

This was the Rockets halftime act today http://t.co/lIUMOVDDjx

Bob Finnan

Houston Rockets 105, Cleveland Cavaliers 103: Bob Finnan's road report bit.ly/1CfWnLE

Joe Vardon

LeBron not at all happy about James Harden's kick of his nether regions. And who could blame him? bit.ly/1CfT1It

Dave McMenamin

New story: LeBron James/James Harden react to the flagrant foul called on Harden for appearing to kick LeBron es.pn/1N6LO0w

Sam Amico

Rockets edge Cavs in thriller. "We gave them the game," Tristan Thompson says. foxsports.com/ohio/story/jam…

Jason Lloyd

Tristan Thompson: "We had 2 chances in regulation and OT to win the game. That’s on us. We gave them the game. They didn't take it from us."

Jason Lloyd

LeBron on Harden kick: "It’s not a basketball play. The league will probably take a look at it. I have no idea why he would do that."

Bob Finnan

#Rockets 105, #Cavs 103: Cavs blow chance to make move in East playoff standings. clevelandcavaliersblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/game-6…

Jason Lloyd

On Harden's kick: Refs told #Cavs if it was intentional, it would've been flagrant-2 & ejection. Cavs clearly felt intent was there

Jason Lloyd

LeBron: "I didn't come through for my teammates. I tripped the game up at the FT line ... I didn't come through. It won't happen again."

Jason Lloyd

Number of #Cavs players upset James Harden wasn't ejected for his groin kick on LeBron. "I thought it was a dirty play," JR Smith said.

Joe Vardon

A wild, enjoyable Sunday ends with LeBron's two missed FTs. Ruins 37-point effort bit.ly/1wBEpBM

Jason Lloyd

LeBron James scores 37, struggles from free-throw line in 105-103 overtime loss to Rockets: HOUSTON : LeBron... bit.ly/1E7Rao8

LeBron James

Way to trick it off today Bron!

Dave McMenamin

James Jones on the Harden flagrant: "It was an intentional groin kick ... It was an intentional kick to a troublesome area"

Joe Vardon

LeBron said he "failed" his teammates and "it won't happen again"

Joe Vardon

LeBron's pissed. As you might imagine

Chris Haynes

LeBron James took the blame for the loss against Houston. Said it was on him, noting the free throws he missed.

Bob Finnan

Rockets 105, Cleveland Cavaliers 103 (OT): Houston has edge in hotly contested game bit.ly/1K5jFId

Chris Fedor

I have no idea how to explain Matthew Dellavedova getting as many minutes as LeBron James tho.

Chris Fedor

Oh...and the #Cavs best defensive quarter came with Timofey Mozgov on the bench. Just wasn't a matchup for him.

Chris Fedor

The Cavs were -13 with Mozgov on the court & Motiejunas ate him for dinner in the post.

Chris Fedor

Also, there are going to be other matchups where Mozgov is more useful, valuable. Today's matchup seemed to favor Thompson.

Chris Fedor

The Cavs can't play Thompson & Mozgov together IMO because the spacing would be horrendous. James Jones and Kevin Love provided the spacing

Chris Fedor

Tristan Thompson was sensational for Cavs. He was active, setting screens and rebounding. He earned the minutes over Mozgov. He was better

Chris Fedor

Since there have been a lot of questions about the lack of Timofey Mozgov late in the game, here's my guess...

Joe Vardon

LeBron's free-throw woes sunk the Cavs. My instant analysis bit.ly/1wBEpBM

Joe Gabriele

For #Cavs, @LeBron James, 37pts, 15-35 FG, 8reb, 4asst, 3stl, 3blk, but 3-11 FT, including costly misses late; @Kevin Love, 21pts, 6reb.

Chris Fedor

Kevin Love, who kept the #Cavs in the game with 21 points in three quarters, got just three shots in 4th quarter/OT.

Joe Gabriele

Great, tough, combative game between two heavyweights who may or may not be done playing each other this year - Rockets win, 105-103, in OT.

Dave McMenamin

Cavs lose 105-103 in OT. LeBron 37p 8r 4a 3s 3b but shoots 15-for-35 overall and 3-for-11 on FTs. Harden 33p 8r 5a 3s 2b for Houston.

Sam Amico

Well, safe to say free throws cost the Cavs this one. Rockets win 105-103

Dave McMenamin

Cavs will have the ball with 0.4 seconds here, down 105-103. Anybody want to break out their Derek Fisher impression?

Dave McMenamin

The LeBron Missed Free Throw Game

Joe Vardon

Enormous FTs cometh

Chris Fedor

If any of these refs gets to officiate in the playoffs, that would be, um, bad. For everyone

Dave McMenamin

J.R. Smith with a big offensive rebound/assist sequence followed by a steal on the other end and CLE will have a chance to win it.

Joe Vardon

That 3 looked great coming out of LeBron's hand (I'm right behind the play). The previous 3 shots did not

Chris Fedor

J.R. Smith just made two ENORMOUS plays for the #Cavs and one on defense.

Chris Fedor

#Cavs LeBron James has taken 33 shots in this one, the most he has taken in a game all year.

Chris Haynes

LeBron James has been amazing, but where would #Cavs be without Tristan Thompson tonight? Season-high 19 boards. #Warrior

Joe Gabriele

Top rebounding reserve in the NBA -- has season-high 18 boards today. Has played in 266 straight games. Nuff said. http://t.co/i1VQ5SZXbY

Chris Fedor

#Cavs defense has been excellent late in this one.

Sam Amico

Best Cavs-Rockets game in Houston since Brad Daugherty hit a last-second shot over Hakeem for the win.

Joe Gabriele

Regulation numbers: @LeBron James, 34pts, 14-31 FG, 7reb, 4asst (3-9 FT); @Kevin Love, 21pts, 6reb; @Tristan Thompson, 14pts, 17reb off bench.

Joe Gabriele

This game HAD to go to OT, didn't it? @LeBron James' 3pt attempt at buzzer, we go to xtra session tied at 98-apiece.

Dave McMenamin

LeBron misses the pull-up game winner and we have OT at 98-98. LeBron 34p 7r 4a 3s 3b; Love 21p 6r; Tristan Thompson 14p 18r

Chris Fedor

#Cavs LeBron got away with a push off too...

Chris Haynes

It was only right that this game went another five minutes.

Jason Lloyd

This game deserves overtime. On we go...

Joe Vardon

Appears LeBron just said "he's too little" of Delly as he walked back to bench. In LA earlier this year, James put himself on inbounds duty

Joe Gabriele

Mozgov got off to a great start, but @Tristan Thompson has been spectacular in 2H -- now with 14pts, 17reb.

Joe Vardon

Rockets should be dismayed over blowing lead, consecutive layups mid 4th Q. LeBron, tho, 6 missed FTs.

Jason Lloyd

Terrific performance today from Tristan Thompson. Season-high 17 rebounds and 14 points

Dave McMenamin

Tristan Thompson's up to 14 pts and 17 rebounds, by the way.

Dave McMenamin

Wacky game: Tristan Thompson 4-for-4 from the foul line; LeBron 3-for-9.

Joe Vardon

That's 2-8 from FTs for LeBron

Joe Vardon

What a move by Harden. Deafening in here

Joe Vardon

Kevin McHale said before the game that LeBron's been the best player in the world, for a long time

Joe Vardon

So the Rockets are clear, the Cavs are going to set a high screen for LeBron. Every. Time

Dave McMenamin

Second straight game that Blatt has gone with Tristan Thompson over Mozgov at the 5 in a tight one down the stretch.

Joe Vardon

You know, March Madness

Chris Fedor

It should be noted that the lineup without LeBron James got the #Cavs back in the lineup, which shows tremendous growth from this team.

Dave McMenamin

LeBron with another blocked shot, this one taking away a sure layup from Terrence Jones.

Chris Haynes

This is what it's all about: LeBron James vs James Harden. You're getting your money's worth!

Dave McMenamin

Hopefully LeBron James checks James Harden on D the rest of the game. That was fun.

Jason Lloyd

LeBron locking up Harden. These last 6 1/2 mins should be great. Here comes Love

Joe Gabriele

With @LeBron James on the bench, #Cavs rattle off 8 straight in 88 seconds - tie the game at 82-apiece. James Jones, 9pts in 10min, 3-5 3pt FG.

Joe Vardon

The value of this Cavs comeback with LeBron resting is huge, or should be, anyway

Dave McMenamin

James Jones scores 6 pts in the first 90 seconds of the 4th Q as CLE ties it up 82-82 after trailing by as many as 11.

Jason Lloyd

Just like that, #Cavs erase 8-pt deficit in 90 seconds. And while LeBron is on the bench.

Joe Gabriele

Buckle up ... http://t.co/l1DB4Ou64n

Joe Gabriele

For #Cavs, @Kevin Love, 21pts, 8-16 FG, 5reb, 3asst; @Tristan Thompson, 6pts, game-hi-tying (w/@JR Smith) 8reb; @mozg25, 10pts, 5-8 FG.

Joe Gabriele

After three HIGHLY contentious quarters in HOU, Rockets up, 82-74; @LeBron James now w/29pts, 14 in 3Q, 12-24 FG, 6reb, 3asst.

Jason Lloyd

End 3Q: Rockets 82; #Cavs 74. James 29p,6r; Love 21p,5r; Mozgov 10p; Smith 4p,8r. HOU Harden 28p; Jones 16p,6r. CLE 42%, 15TO; HOU 52%, 17TO

Dave McMenamin

Cavs trail 82-74 after 3Q. Harden 28p 4r 3a 3s 1b; LeBron 29p 6r 3a 3s 2b 2 bruised jewels.

Joe Vardon

LeBron with 14 pts this quarter. Harden, 13. #theater

Jason Lloyd

LeBron has missed his last 5 FTs. 2/7 for the day from the line.

Dave McMenamin

Meanwhile, LeBron has missed four straight FTs. He is 2-for-7 for the day from the line.

Dave McMenamin

Harden called for a flagrant foul. Corey Brewer and Tristan Thompson both T'd up.

Joe Gabriele

Harden gets a flagrant foul and Brewer and @Tristan Thompson each get T's. Did EVERYBODY come to the arena cheezed today?

Dave McMenamin

Harden's kick appeared to hit LeBron's nether regions. And thank you, HOU video board operator for having enough nether regions to show it

Jason Lloyd

Now THAT is a loose ball foul

Joe Vardon

Harden whistled for flagrant. ALso double Ts on Tristan Thompson and Brewer. Oh, and Harden kicked LeBron squarely in the testicles

Joe Gabriele

More bad blood here near end of 3Q - Harden gets tangled up and goes down, "kicks" @LeBron James in the, uh, midsection while on the floor.

Jason Lloyd

Round 3 features Harden karate kicking James in the crotch.

Chris Haynes

James Harden kicked LeBron James in the jewels and James is highly upset. Harden picks up a tech. Great game. Just great!