After a 61-point game the night before, LeBron James faced the hottest NBA team since the new year.

LeBron had a modest 22 points and admitted he was drained as the Houston Rockets defeated the Miami Heat, 106-103 in Houston.

Dwight Howard had 22 points and 16 points and James Harden added 24 points in Houston's win.

The Rockets are 18-3 since Jan. 1, the best in the league.