The Houston Rockets continued their strong play Saturday, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 to extend their four-game winning streak.
It was a back-and-forth game through three quarters, but the Rockets pulled away in the fourth. James Harden, the NBA's fifth-leading scorer, led the charge. The star shooting guard finished with 29 points, his 16th straight game with 20-plus.
The Cavs contained Harden for much of the game, holding him to just four points in the first half. Harden exploded after the break, though, scoring 25 points, including 16 in the final frame. He also added seven steals.
For Cleveland, Kyrie Irving had another great game. The young point guard was fantastic, putting up 30 points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals. He kept Cleveland close late, converting a three-point play and draining a three-pointer in consecutive possessions.
Unfortunately for the Cavs, Irving's offensive foul with just over 30 seconds left ended their comeback hopes. He also had six turnovers on the day.
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