James Harden records triple-double as Rockets beat Cavaliers 117-114. Reported by Marla Ridenour. LeBron James vehemently protested a backcourt turnover with 4:13 remaining in the second quarter, firing the ball at referee Tony Brown, then slapping away the hand of Marat Kogut. The incident turned up the intensity in a game where the visiting Cavs had been trading 2-pointers for the Houston Rockets’ threes. The energy never waned as the Rockets fought off the Cavs.