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LeBron flies in to reject Derrick Rose’s game-tying shot (VIDEO)

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) blocks a shot by Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) as Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) helps defend during the second half of Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 106-101. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


The Cavaliers held on for a critical Game 5 victory over the Bulls to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, and not surprisingly, it was largely due to the play of LeBron James.

Chicago battled back from a 17-point fourth quarter deficit to trail by just two with under a minute to play, and after a missed three from Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose had a full head of steam coming down the floor in transition.

It appeared as though Rose would be able to get close enough for an uncontested runner from a few feet away, but as he elevated for the shot, James came flying in seemingly out of nowhere, and hung in the air long enough to swat the ball out of bounds.

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LeBron finished with 38 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals, three blocked shots -- and zero turnovers.