C.J. Miles struggled from the field in his third consecutive start in place of the Dion Waiters, as he scored nine points on 4-of-14 shooting. Waiters scored 13 points off the bench but also struggled shooting the ball (4-of-13).
Greg Smith had 11 points and 11 rebounds on 5-of-5 shooting from the field for his first double-double of the season off the bench for the Rockets.
James Harden had 29 points and seven steals while going 14-of-15 from the free throw line to lead Houston.
The Rockets have now won four games in a row to improve to 20-14 on the season. The Cavaliers fell to 8-27 with the loss.