Irving scores 23 to help Cavaliers to 91-77 win over Rockets
HOUSTON (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, LeBron James added 19 and the Cleveland Cavaliers wrapped up their longest road trip of the season with an easy 91-77 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
The Cavaliers capped six games away from home and were playing for the second straight night, but it was the Rockets who looked tired and listless as Cleveland built a double-digit lead by halftime and pushed it to 20 in the third.
Cleveland got back on track after a loss to San Antonio on Thursday night that snapped an eight-game winning streak before the team's showdown with Golden State on Monday.
Dwight Howard had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets, who scored a season low to end their season-best, five-game winning streak. James Harden had just 11 points on 2-for-10 shooting and missed all five of his 3-point attempts.