Jeremy Lin came off the bench and scored 15 points, and also added 11 rebounds and 10 assists to register a triple-double while helping the Houston Rockets take down the Cleveland Cavaliers, 106-92. The Rockets shot really well in this game, finishing 41-80 (51.2%). Houston (32-17) has now won three straight games.
Lin finished 6-12, including 1-4 from three-point range. Other top contributors for Houston included Dwight Howard with 26 points and 6 rebounds, and Terrence Jones with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the loss, Luol Deng put up 24 points for Cleveland on 10-19 shooting, including 3-8 from behind the arc.
Cleveland (16-31) has now lost four consecutive games.
Coming up, the Rockets square off with the Phoenix Suns, who are 28-18 on the season. The Cavaliers match up with the Dallas Mavericks, currently sitting at 27-21 this year. The Rockets have a 0-1 record against Phoenix this season. The Cavaliers have a 0-1 record against Dallas this season.