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ROCKETS VS. CAVALIERS OVERALL RECORD
Houston Rockets 85   --   44 Cleveland Cavaliers
REG SEASON: 85-44 PLAYOFFS 0-0

Rockets vs. Cavaliers Regular Season
YEAR ROCKETS RECORD OPPONENT   YEAR ROCKETS RECORD OPPONENT
1971 San Diego 4 - 0 Cleveland   1972 Houston 2 - 2 Cleveland
1973 Houston 3 - 4 Cleveland   1974 Houston 4 - 4 Cleveland
1975 Houston 4 - 4 Cleveland   1976 Houston 4 - 2 Cleveland
1977 Houston 3 - 1 Cleveland   1978 Houston 2 - 2 Cleveland
1979 Houston 2 - 2 Cleveland   1980 Houston 4 - 2 Cleveland
1981 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   1982 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland
1983 Houston 0 - 2 Cleveland   1984 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland
1985 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   1986 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland
1987 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   1988 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland
1989 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland   1990 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland
1991 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   1992 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland
1993 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland   1994 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland
1995 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   1996 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland
1997 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   1998 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland
1999 Houston 1 - 0 Cleveland   2000 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland
2001 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   2002 Houston 0 - 2 Cleveland
2003 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland   2004 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland
2005 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   2006 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland
2007 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland   2008 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland
2009 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland   2010 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland
2011 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   2012 Houston 0 - 1 Cleveland
2013 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   2014 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland
2015 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland   2016 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland
2017 Houston 1 - 1 Cleveland   2018 Houston 2 - 0 Cleveland

Rockets vs. Cavaliers Playoff History
The Rockets franchise has never faced the Cavaliers franchise in the playoffs

Top Performances: Rockets VS. Cavaliers

1999-2000 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 91, Cavaliers 83 : Shandon Paces Attack
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 8, 2000 IN HOUSTON
    Anderson scores 23, grabs 9 boards in 91-83 win over the Cavaliers
  • Cavaliers 98, Rockets 85 : Cleveland Rocks Rockets
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | MARCH 20, 2000 IN CLEVELAND
    Lowly Cavs crush Rockets in Cleveland, losing streak hits 8

2000-2001 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 100, Cavaliers 95 : Los Looms Large
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | JANUARY 2, 2001 IN CLEVELAND
    Rogers scores 22, 10 boards as Rockets down Cavs 100-95 on road
  • Rockets 92, Cavaliers 80 : Cavs Get Rocked
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 17, 2001 IN HOUSTON
    Francis pops in 35, Cat 26 as Rockets crush Cavs 92-80 in Houston

2001-2002 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Cavaliers 107, Rockets 102 : Can't Shake Losing
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 11, 2001 IN HOUSTON
    Despite 61 from Torres and Mobley, Rockets fall to Cavs 107-102
  • Cavaliers 111, Rockets 109 : Francis Shot Falls Too Late
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 6, 2002 IN CLEVELAND
    Jumper waived off at buzzer, Rockets lose in Cleveland 111-109

2002-2003 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 97, Cavaliers 80 : Cleveland Rocked
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 19, 2002 IN HOUSTON
    Mobley, Griffin, Francis, Yao help Rockets hold off Cavs 97-80
  • Cavaliers 105, Rockets 102 : Coughed Up To Cavs
    RECAP | BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 5, 2003 IN CLEVELAND
    Francis loses game-winning opportunity, Rockets fall 105-102

2003-2004 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 89, Cavaliers 85 : Rockets Pass Way To Win
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 17, 2003 IN CLEVELAND
    Houston dishes 23 assists to 10 turnovers in 89-85 win over LeBron, Cavs
  • Rockets 90, Cavaliers 84 : Mobley Fuels Rockets Past Lebron, Cavs
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 25, 2004 IN HOUSTON
    Cuttino scores 22 points as Rockets hold off James, Cavs at home

2004-2005 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 98, Cavaliers 87 : Rocks Knock Out LeBron, Cavs
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 29, 2004 IN CLEVELAND
    Dikembe floors LeBron with facial injury, Yao, T-Mac rough up Cavs
  • Rockets 99, Cavaliers 80 : Rockets Rout James, Cavs
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 24, 2005 IN HOUSTON
    T-Mac scores 31, provides highlight plays in 99-80 victory over Cleveland

2005-2006 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 90, Cavaliers 81 : T-Mac, Rockets Shock Cavs
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 5, 2006 IN CLEVELAND
    Rockets withstand hot shooting from LeBron as McGrady's 34 leads to victory
  • Cavaliers 104, Rockets 102 : Rockets Can't Execute Late
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 26, 2006 IN HOUSTON
    Cavs get 3-point play, big stop to force OT, knock off Rockets 104-102

2006-2007 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 81, Cavaliers 63 : T-Mac Clocked, But Rocks K.O. Cavs
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 2, 2006 IN HOUSTON
    McGrady suffers concussion after collision, Rockets shut down LeBron, Cavs
  • Cavaliers 91, Rockets 85 : Rockets Ugly in Yao's Return
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 5, 2007 IN CLEVELAND
    Late comeback falls short as Rockets can't shoot straight in 91-85 loss in Cleveland

2007-2008 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 92, Cavaliers 77 : Rockets Trip LeBron, Cavs
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 7, 2008 IN HOUSTON
    T-Mac plays despite bad flu, Rockets roll in third to cruise 92-77
  • Rockets 93, Cavaliers 85 : Role Players Rescue Rockets
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 19, 2008 IN CLEVELAND
    Alston, Scola come up big as Rockets win 9th straight 93-85 in Cleveland

2008-2009 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Cavaliers 99, Rockets 90 : T-Mac, Rockets Fizzle in Cleveland
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 23, 2008 IN CLEVELAND
    McGrady dead-legged, Yao in foul trouble -- Rockets fall to Cavs 99-90
  • Rockets 93, Cavaliers 74 : Team Clicking in Romp Over Cavs
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 26, 2009 IN HOUSTON
    Ron, Battier shut down LeBron and Yao near pefect in 93-74 rout of Cavs

2009-2010 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 95, Cavaliers 85 : Ariza, Brooks Doin' Damage
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 9, 2009 IN HOUSTON
    Rocket guards combine for 53 to boost Rockets past LeBron, Cavs
  • Cavaliers 108, Rockets 83 : Rocks Crumble in Second Half
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 27, 2009 IN CLEVELAND
    Houston can't contain LeBron in second half, get blown out in Cleveland

2010-2011 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 110, Cavaliers 95 : Kevin Martin Goes For 40
    BOX SCORE | DECEMBER 11, 2010 IN HOUSTON
    Martin explodes for 32 in the first half as Rockets rout Cavs 110-95
  • Rockets 124, Cavaliers 119 : Bud's Career Night Knocks Out Cavs
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 23, 2011 IN CLEVELAND
    Third quarter run gets Rockets back into it as they beat Cavs 124-119

2011-2012 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Cavaliers 118, Rockets 107 : Can't Stop Cavs
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 11, 2012 IN CLEVELAND
    K-Mart continues struggles as Rockets can't stop Irving late, fall 118-107

2012-2013 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 112, Cavaliers 104 : Harden Closes Out Cavs
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 5, 2013 IN CLEVELAND
    Rocket guard goes for 25 in the 2nd half, keeps Cavs down in 112-104 Rockets win
  • Rockets 116, Cavaliers 78 : Rockets Rout Cavs
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 22, 2013 IN HOUSTON
    On both ends, Rockets show no mercy on depleted Cleveland in 116-78 rout

2013-2014 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 106, Cavaliers 92 : Point Guards Blast Rockets Past Cavs
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 1, 2014 IN HOUSTON
    Lin records his first career triple-double as Rockets beat Cavs 106-92
  • Rockets 118, Cavaliers 111 : Harden Goes Bonkers On Cavs
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 22, 2014 IN CLEVELAND
    Houston guard posts 37 points, 11 assists in three quarters as Rockets win

2014-2015 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 105, Cavaliers 93 : Howard, Smith Finish Off Cavs
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 7, 2015 IN CLEVELAND
    Dwight, Josh Smith, Brewer, Ariza clutch in fourth as Rockets beat Cavs
  • Rockets 105, Cavaliers 103 : BEARD OVER BRON
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 1, 2015 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets sweep homestand as Harden, Rockets beat LeBron, Cavs

2015-2016 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Cavaliers 91, Rockets 77 : Cavs Shut Down Rockets
    BOX SCORE | JANUARY 15, 2016 IN HOUSTON
    Rockets can't shoot, get beat on boards, turnovers in 91-77 clunker
  • Rockets 106, Cavaliers 100 : BIG TIME COMEBACK
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 29, 2016 IN CLEVELAND
    Harden (18 in the fourth) and Beasley lead winning charge in Cleveland

2016-2017 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Cavaliers 128, Rockets 120 : Shot Down In Cleveland
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 1, 2016 IN CLEVELAND
    Harden's monster night, team's late barrage of threes not enough against Cavs
  • Rockets 117, Cavaliers 112 : HARDEN TOPS JAMES
    BOX SCORE | MARCH 12, 2017 IN HOUSTON
    Big triple-double by Harden leads Rockets past Cavs 117-112

2017-2018 CLUTCHFANS RECAPS AGAINST THE CAVALIERS:

  • Rockets 117, Cavaliers 113 : Harden Continues Tear
    BOX SCORE | NOVEMBER 9, 2017 IN HOUSTON
    Rocket guard's 35-13-11-5 powers Rockets past LeBron, Cavs
  • Rockets 120, Cavaliers 88 : ANNIHILATION!
    BOX SCORE | FEBRUARY 3, 2018 IN CLEVELAND
    Paul, Rockets destroy LeBron, Cavs in Cleveland 120-88

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