NBA Recap: Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets [Slideshow]

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  • The Other James
    Harden was LeBron-ish in efficiency for this game: hitting 9 of 15 shots from the field. He finished with 21 points and also dished out 11 dimes. Reuters
  • D12 Double-Double
    Dwight Howard was shackled in this game but not enough defense for the Heat as the big man ended up with 22 points (8/13 FG, 6/8 FT) and 16 rebounds. Reuters
  • Rockets' Balanced Attack
    Chandler Parsons only had 10 points but Houston also got contributions from the rest of the starters: Terrence Jones had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Patrick Beverley also had 19 markers with 3 steals. Reuters
  • No Support
    Dwyane Wade had 24 points top-score for the Heat (tied with Michael Beasley who also had 24 markers). Miami's starters not named LeBron or Dwyane struggled however, with just a total of 10 points on 3-of-16 shooting from Shane Battier, Mario Chalmers and Chris Bosh. Reuters
  • No Epic Encore
    LeBron James finished with 22 points (9/18 FG, 0/3 3FG, 4/6 FT), 6 assists and 3 steals versus the Rockets. Reuters
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A day after scoring 61 points, a personal high for LeBron James and the franchise best for the Miami Heat, he just scored just 22 points in a 106-103 loss to the Houston Rockets.

James shot another efficient 50 per cent from the field with 9-of-18 field goal shooting but missed the most important one: a three-pointer in the final seconds of the game which could have tied the game and send the game to overtime.

View the slideshow for more stats and facts of the Miami Heat and Houston Rockets match-up on Tuesday.

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