HOUSTON, TX -- The Houston Rockets were looking to take back their home court after dropping their last 11 games at the Toyota Center. Cleveland was without their emerging star point guard Darius Garland, and it showed as the Cavaliers turned the ball over 19 times in a 115-104 loss to the Houston Rockets.
The young duo of Christian Wood and Jalen Green led the charge offensively, lighting up the Cavaliers for a combined 42 points. Former Cavalier Kevin Porter Jr put up a solid 16 points and 7 dimes.
Cleveland's stud rookie Evan Mobley took advantage of Houston's small lineup, posting a new career high in points with 29, including 12 rebounds to go along with his big scoring night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will take Thursday off before squaring off against the pesky Charlotte Hornets. Tip off is set for 7:00 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.