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Way to trick it off today Bron!
James Jones on the Harden flagrant: "It was an intentional groin kick ... It was an intentional kick to a troublesome area"
LeBron said he "failed" his teammates and "it won't happen again"
LeBron's pissed. As you might imagine
LeBron James took the blame for the loss against Houston. Said it was on him, noting the free throws he missed.
I have no idea how to explain Matthew Dellavedova getting as many minutes as LeBron James tho.
The Cavs were -13 with Mozgov on the court & Motiejunas ate him for dinner in the post.
Also, there are going to be other matchups where Mozgov is more useful, valuable. Today's matchup seemed to favor Thompson.
The Cavs can't play Thompson & Mozgov together IMO because the spacing would be horrendous. James Jones and Kevin Love provided the spacing
Tristan Thompson was sensational for Cavs. He was active, setting screens and rebounding. He earned the minutes over Mozgov. He was better
Since there have been a lot of questions about the lack of Timofey Mozgov late in the game, here's my guess...
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.
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.
Well, safe to say free throws cost the Cavs this one. Rockets win 105-103
Cavs will have the ball with 0.4 seconds here, down 105-103. Anybody want to break out their Derek Fisher impression?
The LeBron Missed Free Throw Game
Enormous FTs cometh
If any of these refs gets to officiate in the playoffs, that would be, um, bad. For everyone
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.
That 3 looked great coming out of LeBron's hand (I'm right behind the play). The previous 3 shots did not
Top rebounding reserve in the NBA -- has season-high 18 boards today. Has played in 266 straight games. Nuff said. http://t.co/i1VQ5SZXbY
Best Cavs-Rockets game in Houston since Brad Daugherty hit a last-second shot over Hakeem for the win.
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
It was only right that this game went another five minutes.
This game deserves overtime. On we go...
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
Rockets should be dismayed over blowing lead, consecutive layups mid 4th Q. LeBron, tho, 6 missed FTs.
Terrific performance today from Tristan Thompson. Season-high 17 rebounds and 14 points
Tristan Thompson's up to 14 pts and 17 rebounds, by the way.
Wacky game: Tristan Thompson 4-for-4 from the foul line; LeBron 3-for-9.
That's 2-8 from FTs for LeBron
What a move by Harden. Deafening in here
Kevin McHale said before the game that LeBron's been the best player in the world, for a long time
So the Rockets are clear, the Cavs are going to set a high screen for LeBron. Every. Time
Second straight game that Blatt has gone with Tristan Thompson over Mozgov at the 5 in a tight one down the stretch.
You know, March Madness
LeBron with another blocked shot, this one taking away a sure layup from Terrence Jones.
This is what it's all about: LeBron James vs James Harden. You're getting your money's worth!
Hopefully LeBron James checks James Harden on D the rest of the game. That was fun.
LeBron locking up Harden. These last 6 1/2 mins should be great. Here comes Love
The value of this Cavs comeback with LeBron resting is huge, or should be, anyway
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.
This. Is. Some. Game.
Buckle up ... http://t.co/l1DB4Ou64n
Cavs trail 82-74 after 3Q. Harden 28p 4r 3a 3s 1b; LeBron 29p 6r 3a 3s 2b 2 bruised jewels.
LeBron has missed his last 5 FTs. 2/7 for the day from the line.
Meanwhile, LeBron has missed four straight FTs. He is 2-for-7 for the day from the line.
Harden called for a flagrant foul. Corey Brewer and Tristan Thompson both T'd up.
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
Now THAT is a loose ball foul
Harden whistled for flagrant. ALso double Ts on Tristan Thompson and Brewer. Oh, and Harden kicked LeBron squarely in the testicles
Round 3 features Harden karate kicking James in the crotch.
James Harden kicked LeBron James in the jewels and James is highly upset. Harden picks up a tech. Great game. Just great!
And now the refs have lost total control
The chippiness continues. LeBron and James Jones tie Harden up for a jump ball, Harden kicks LeBron while he's on the floor.
Irony: James Harden complaining about getting a foul called on him.
Well folks that was just a brutal call on James Harden. LeBron got a gift there
Harden's beard weights approx 6 lbs, sans the squirrel that's inhabiting it
LeBron James and James Harden putting on a show. This is the best at their best!
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
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.
Nice game from Love today. 21 pts, 5 rbs, 3 ast. LeBron 18 pts, 6 rbs, 3 ast. Plenty of time left, too
Crazy how much hostility brewing today. These teams see each other twice a year. No history. Just a lot of angry dudes today
We've reached silliness in here.
J.R. Smith is the voice of sense and reason today.
Trevor Ariza right in Mozgov's face after hard foul on Harden, got T'ed up. Things getting VERY chippy here in Houston.
Now Ariza is chirping at Timo and the Cavs' bench. He gets T'd up.
Getting rowdy in here. Now Mozgov and Ariza are chirping. Ariza T'd up.
Ruling on floor stands. Blocking foul on Beverley, double Ts
Looked like LeBron gave Beverley a second shove at the end of that. Uncharacteristic of LeBron. Double Ts.
A chippy first half leads to LeBron and Patrick Beverly getting tangled up within the first couple mins of 3rd Q. Double Techs called.
Double Technicals issued, but this does not look tremendous for LeBron on video review
Whoa. Don't see that often. LeBron, Patrick Beverley in a scrum. 9:31
I don't care if you guys want a description. I'm not going there. I like sleeping in my own bed.
This is a very distracting halftime performance the Rockets have allowed here at Toyota Center. You'd have to be here to understand.