The Houston Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime on Sunday in a physical, hotly contested potential NBA Finals matchup highlighted by excellent play from James Harden andLeBron James, two members of the lead pack in the race for the 2014-15 NBA Most Valuable Player Award. With the contest in the balance late in overtime, LeBron missed a pair of free throws that could have tied the game or given Cleveland the lead, helping the Rockets hold on for their 41st win of the season and making the Cavs losers of two straight for the first time since before head coach David Blatt took the whole gang bowling.
Looking in the mirror tonight after a tough lost [sic] of my part like You're your biggest challenge, competition, drive, obstacle, motivation, etc so it's nothing u haven't seen before! Back in the lab tomorrow to continue the drive to striving to be the Greatest I've ever seen! #StriveForGreatnessOn balance, it's not a bad thing for James to begin his post-mortem by starting with the man in the mirror, literally and figuratively. After all, while he did lead the Cavs' offense in the absence ofinjured point guard Kyrie Irving, he took 35 field-goal attempts, more than he has in nine yearsand tied for the second-highest shot total of his career. And as David Zavac of Cavs blog Fear the Sword points out, in a non-Kyrie context, more LeBron isn't necessarily always a great thing: