HOUSTON – – Christian Wood and rookie Jalen Green scored 21 points each and the Houston Rockets snapped an 11-game home skid with a 115-104 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Wood scored the first five points in that stretch before Cleveland turnovers on consecutive possessions led to five points by Kevin Porter Jr.
“Our composure is something that’s been good for us when we’ve been right there at the end of games,” Silas said.
Kevin Love had 21 points with 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers and Cedi Osman scored 13.
Mobley had two baskets around a shot by Houston’s Josh Christopher to get the Cavs within 5 with about 8 minutes to go.
A 6-2 spurt by the Cavaliers, powered by three dunks, got them within 6 midway through the third quarter, but Mathews hit a 3 for the Rockets to push it to 81-72.
Cleveland cut the deficit to 6 again later in the third before Houston used an 7-0 run, with the last five points from Wood, to make it 88-75 with three minutes left in the third.