Andrew Nicholson

Rockets rally from 20-point deficit to beat Cavaliers, 106-100

Rockets rally from 20-point deficit to beat Cavaliers, 106-100

James Harden scored 27 points and the Houston Rockets rallied from a 20-point deficit for a 106-100 victory over the host Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

The Cavaliers rested LeBron James. The Cavaliers are 1-3 this season and 4-13 over the last two seasons when James doesn't play.

Harden scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and Houston outscored Cleveland, 35-16, in the period.

Dwight Howard's free throw with 2 minutes 13 seconds to play put Houston ahead, 95-94. Harden's three-point basket made it 98-94 before Kyrie Irving made a three-pointer with 1:30 left, making it a one-point game.

Both teams missed shots on their next possession, but Trevor...

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