HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) – James Harden returned from injury to score 28 points and Jeremy Lin had his first career triple-double to lead the Houston Rockets to their third straight win, 106-92 over the Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Dwight Howard added 26 points and Lin came off the bench to tally 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Harden sat out the last two games with a bruised left thumb. It showed no signs of bothering him Saturday, when he also had four assists and three rebounds.
Luol Deng had 24 points and Kyrie Irving added 21 points and seven assists for Cleveland, which lost its fourth straight game.