The Cavaliers lost their fifth game in a row on Saturday night in Houston, the Rockets beat them 106-92. It was their seventh loss in their last eight games.
James Harden poured in a game-high 28 to lead the Rockets, Dwight Howard scored 26. Jeremy Lin came off the bench for a triple-double, 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Harden had missed Houston's last two games with a bruised left thumb. It showed no signs of bothering him though, he also had four assists and three rebounds.
Houston won the rebounding battle 44-32 and shot 51% from the floor.
Luol Deng had 24 points and Kyrie Irving added 21 points for the Cavs.