If Sunday's match-up between the
and the Rockets is any kind of an NBA Finals preview, the league could be bracing itself for a June to remember.
The Rockets took advantage of LeBron James' poor night from the free throw line to outlast the Cavs 105-103 in a bruising overtime game. James shot just 3 for 11 from the charity stripe, missing two with four seconds left that could have given the Cavaliers the lead. He finished with 37 points, but took 35 shots -- the most he's taken in a regular season game since January of 2006.
The second half got pretty scrappy between the two teams as LeBron James had a skirmish with Patrick Beverly, and a little later on with James Harden. Harden scored 33 points in making his MVP bid, but was fortunate to remain in the game after what looked like an intentional kick to James' groin.
The Cavaliers are back in action on Tuesday at the Q against the Celtics.