Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
As we enter the fourth quarter, the Houston Rockets have stormed back to take an 85-82 lead over the Miami Heat. 22 points from James Harden has led the way for a balanced attack in which all but one starter is in double-figures for the Rockets.
Keys to the Game
3. Harden Continues to Struggle
James Harden may have finished with 22 points, but he continues to struggle. The Bearded One shot just 6-of-17 from the floor, continuing a now five game pattern of shooting less than 40.0 percent from the floor.
This includes a poorly run isolation play which ended the game, as Harden went one-on-one with LeBron James. In turn, he missed the end of the game buzzer-beater by quite the significant mark.
Until Harden turns things around, the Rockets will struggle to win any games.
2. Three-Point Shooting
In a game in which Ray Allen was a virtual non-factor, who would have thought that three-point shooting would be one of the most significant aspects of this game?
The Heat and Rockets combined for 22 three-point field goals. Of those 22, LeBron James and Chandler Parsons each contributed five three-balls, with Allen, Shane Battier, Jeremy Lin, Marcus Morris and Carlos Delfino also contributing two apiece.
At the end of the day, it was Allen's late-game heroics which separated the Heat from Houston. Quite the surprising turn of events considering Houston extended their lead by a significant margin due to this very shot.
LeBron's five simply outweighed the rest.
1. LeBron James
What more can you say about LeBron James' performance against the Houston Rockets?
After scoring just six points in the first half, LeBron erupted for 32 second half points. That included five three-pointers and the driving lay-in which ended up putting Miami ahead for the remainder of the game.
When it was all said and done, LBJ finished with 38 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. After a solid but not spectacular beginning to the season, consider this to be the performance which thrusts James right back into the MVP award conversation.
It has also moved Miami to 6-2.
Houston Rockets box score via NBA.com.
Miami Heat box score via NBA.com.
LeBron James scored more second-half points, 32, than any other scorer had through all four quarters. In fact, LBJ scored more in the second half than James Harden and Jeremy Lin scored combined.
How's that for an MVP-caliber performance?
James Harden goes isolation, is defended by LeBron James and misses a three as the clock expires.
Miami Heat 113, Houston Rockets 110 — End of the Game
Chris Bosh hits a pair of free throws and Houston is in a hole.
Miami Heat 113, Houston Rockets 110 — 07.1 seconds remaining in the Fourth Quarter
Jeremy Lin with a wide-open three with less than 10 seconds remaining... And he air-balls it.
D-Wade misses both free throws, however, so Houston is in it...
Chris Bosh grabs the offensive rebound.
Miami Heat 112, Houston Rockets 110 — 07.1 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
LeBron James takes it to the hole and drops in two to give Miami the lead.
What a performance by King James! 38 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Miami Heat 111, Houston Rockets 110 — 18.0 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
LeBron James hits both free throws and we have a one-point game.
Miami Heat 109, Houston Rockets 110 — 37.0 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
It appears as if someone allowed a biased fan to do commentary for the Houston Rockets.
You have got to be kidding me.
LeBron James hits his fifth three-pointer of the game to cut the lead to one. Chandler Parsons responds with a three of his own!
A career-high 25 points for Parsons.
LBJ hits one-of-two free throws and Miami is back in it.
Miami Heat 107, Houston Rockets 110 — 1:19 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
Ray Allen is cold-blooded. Knocking down that one with a man in his face, thus cutting the Houston lead to just one point.
James Harden hits Marcus Morris on the other end and the second-year forward drains a three-pointer of his own! Huge shot by the former Kansas Jayhawk!
Miami Heat 103, Houston Rockets 107 — 1:59 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
Miami now within three.
Miami Heat 100, Houston Rockets 103 — 3:20 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
Chris Bosh receives a very questionable foul call on a blown dunk.
Patrick Patterson a huge mid-range J to extend the lead to 7.
Miami Heat 96, Houston Rockets 103 — 3:54 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
Dwyane Wade finds LeBron James in the corner for a three. LBJ is on fire in the second half, which is quite important for Miami.
D-Wade and Chris Bosh have combined for four points in the second half.
Miami Heat 96, Houston Rockets 101 — 4:21 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
Carlos Delfino crosses up Mario Chalmers and drains a threeto bring the crowd back to life.
Chalmers finds LeBron on the other end for two. Miami not going away, Houston not letting up.
Marcus Morris with a fadeaway three-pointer as he falls into the crowd. What a shot.
Miami Heat 93, Houston Rockets 101 — 6:15 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
LeBron James continues to dominate the second half, nailing a three-pointer from straight away. That's 20 points in the second half alone.
Unfortunately for LeBron, Chandler Parsons has 22 points tonight and is absolutely dominating the fourth quarter of play. Rockets by five.
Miami Heat 91, Houston Rockets 96 — 7:08 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
Houston is pushing the pace, with Chandler Parsons setting the tone by scoring five points in the fourth. He now has 20, as well as a sensational steal in which he dove out of bounds.
Omer Asik for two and Houston is up eight on Miami.
Miami Heat 86, Houston Rockets 94 — 9:08 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
Rashard Lewis with the first two points of the quarter and Miami is down one.
Dwyane Wade is back in the game and it appears as if his ankle is just fine.
Miami Heat 86, Houston Rockets 87 — 10:50 remaining in the Fourth Quarter
After scoring just five points in the first half, LeBron James had 17 in the third. With his point total now at 22, you'd think that the Heat would be playing better basketball.
But they're not.
The Houston Rockets have taken over this one, with James Harden, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin leading the way in the third quarter. Harden has 22 points, Parsons has 15 and Lin has nine points and six assists.
Patrick Patterson, meanwhile, has 14 points and 9 rebounds. Excellent work on the interior to slow down the Miami transition game.
Miami Heat 82, Houston Rockets 85 — End of the Third Quarter
James Harden: 22 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Omer Asik: 15 points, 14 rebounds, 5 offensive rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block
Chandler Parsons: 15 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Patrick Patterson: 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist 1 block
Jeremy Lin: 9 points, 6 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 block
LeBron James: 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
Dwyane Wade: 19 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Chris Bosh: 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block
Ray Allen: 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
James Harden has given Houston the lead with two free throws, while Marcus Morris' offensive rebound and put-back extends it to four. Miami looks very weak right now and Houston is full of life.
LeBron James tacks on his 17th points of the third quarter. Harden responds to keep the lead at four.
Ray Allen drives and scores on Harden.
Miami Heat 79, Houston Rockets 81 — 1:00 remaining in the Third Quarter
LeBron ties it up with a two off of the pick-and-roll. That's 14 points in the third quarter by LeBron James.
Miami Heat 75, Houston Rockets 75 — 2:54 remaining in the Third Quarter
Dwyane Wade has turned his ankle and limped off the floor.
Carlos Delfino for three and Houston takes the lead!
Moments later, D-Wade takes the lead back with a three of his own.
Seconds after that, Delfino hits another three to tie it up.
And seconds after that LeBron James ties it up with a two.
You guessed it... James Harden responds within seconds with a two to take the lead.
Miami Heat 73, Houston Rockets 75 — 3:57 remaining in the Third Quarter
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