While that matchup was spectacular - LeBron had 33 points and Harden had a 35-point triple-double in a 117-113 Houston win - the man of the evening might have been Rockets center Clint Capela. Jeff Green scored 27 points off the bench for Cleveland.
James Harden showed the way as the Rockets used a huge 35-26 third quarter and held on to post their fourth straight win.
The 11 points were the most Tucker has scored since the season opener. The Cavaliers forced some missed shots, but the Rockets were more aggressive on the glass and they wanted it more.
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James made a layup on the other end, but Capela made another basket after a grabbing the rebound on a miss by Harden to put Houston back up by 4 with 10.7 seconds left. Rose missed four straight games after spraining his ankle on October 20 before returning to play the last two.
The Rockets squandered an early 18-point lead and found themselves trailing by two, but rallied to regain control.