Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James came out on fire on Tuesday night, leading his team with 24 points at half time in Game 5 against the Chicago Bulls.
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The 30-year-old came out aggressive as he attacked the basket and didn’t settle for jump-shots as he looked to set the tone early for his team.
With 24 points at the break, he was certainly successful in doing so with Bulls guard Jimmy Butler picking up two early fouls and therefore putting himself in a difficult position to cope with his rival’s scoring.
The Cavs lead 54-55 at half-time in this all-important encounter, and with the Bulls making a fast start to jump out to a 8-0 lead early on, it was James who fired up the Quicken Loans Arena and got his teammates back on track with this dunk.
The jam from the two-time NBA champion sparked off a run to leave Chicago trailing and in danger of facing an elimination game next time out at the United Center on Thursday, and they will be fully aware of the odds for a team that drops a game at this stage of playoff series.
It is unlikely that James will refrain from being as aggressive in the second half, and so expect to see more of this before the night is out in Cleveland…