King James’ full-court hustle paid off in a big way, as the enormous block above on Derrick Rose solidified a Cavaliers win on Tuesday evening. After a Bulls’ defensive steal paved the way for D-Rose to possibly tie the NBA Playoff Game 5 with an easy layup down the stretch in the 4th quarter, Lebron chased him down and said, “not up in here!”.
James’s block occurred with around 20 seconds on the clock in the 4th quarter when Chicago was down 99-101, and it propelled Cleveland to capture the win for a 3-2 series advantage, taking the game 106-101.
Lebron finished his evening with 37 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, three steals, and maybe most importantly, three blocks.
Game 6 will take place on Thursday in Chicago; tip-off is set for 8:00PM.