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!

Joe Vardon

And now the refs have lost total control

Dave McMenamin

The chippiness continues. LeBron and James Jones tie Harden up for a jump ball, Harden kicks LeBron while he's on the floor.

Dave McMenamin

Irony: James Harden complaining about getting a foul called on him.

Joe Vardon

Well folks that was just a brutal call on James Harden. LeBron got a gift there

Joe Vardon

Harden's beard weights approx 6 lbs, sans the squirrel that's inhabiting it

Chris Haynes

LeBron James and James Harden putting on a show. This is the best at their best!

Dave McMenamin

What was that celebration from Harden? Looked like he was holding an imaginary pot in one hand and stirring with the other. Cooking, I guess

Joe Gabriele

These next 18 minutes in Houston are going to be fun. Tempers boiling over on both ends; Kevin Love three straight 3's, now w/game-hi 21pts.

Chris Fedor

Remember when Kevin Love kept the #Cavs in the game against Detroit on Tuesday night? Yeah, well he's doing it again.

Joe Vardon

Nice game from Love today. 21 pts, 5 rbs, 3 ast. LeBron 18 pts, 6 rbs, 3 ast. Plenty of time left, too

Jason Lloyd

Crazy how much hostility brewing today. These teams see each other twice a year. No history. Just a lot of angry dudes today

Joe Vardon

We've reached silliness in here.

Jason Lloyd

J.R. Smith is the voice of sense and reason today.

Joe Gabriele

Trevor Ariza right in Mozgov's face after hard foul on Harden, got T'ed up. Things getting VERY chippy here in Houston.

Dave McMenamin

Now Ariza is chirping at Timo and the Cavs' bench. He gets T'd up.

Jason Lloyd

Getting rowdy in here. Now Mozgov and Ariza are chirping. Ariza T'd up.

Joe Vardon

Ruling on floor stands. Blocking foul on Beverley, double Ts

Joe Gabriele

Told you this one's been intense: @LeBron James runs over Beverly and keeps him on floor with L hand - Beverly gets PF, each player gets a T.

Jason Lloyd

Looked like LeBron gave Beverley a second shove at the end of that. Uncharacteristic of LeBron. Double Ts.

Dave McMenamin

A chippy first half leads to LeBron and Patrick Beverly getting tangled up within the first couple mins of 3rd Q. Double Techs called.

Joe Vardon

Double Technicals issued, but this does not look tremendous for LeBron on video review

Joe Vardon

Whoa. Don't see that often. LeBron, Patrick Beverley in a scrum. 9:31

Chris Haynes

I don't care if you guys want a description. I'm not going there. I like sleeping in my own bed.

Chris Haynes

This is a very distracting halftime performance the Rockets have allowed here at Toyota Center. You'd have to be here to understand.