Despite not having a timeout, the Cavs were able to huddle up with 1.5 seconds left while the officials reviewed the previous play. The initial play had James inbounding the ball, but LeBron and the entire team disagreed, and it was quickly changed.
The Cavs' star finished with 25 points and played the entire fourth quarter with a sprained left ankle. It was the second straight buzzer-beater in the series, and third in as many days in the postseason. Derrick Rose nailed a game-winner as time expired for the Bulls on Friday, and Paul Pierce did the same on Saturday for the Washington Wizards. James hit a 21-footer over Jimmy Butler to make it three days in a row.
LeBron's injury occurred when he rolled his ankle in the third quarter, as he went on to commit 8 turnovers. He struggled from the field for the second straight game, going 10-for-30 after an 8-for-25 showing in game 3. He also recorded 14 rebounds and 8 assists in the win on Sunday.
Kyrie Irving struggled again with his foot injury, going 2-for-10 for 12 points and 2 assists. Timofey Mozgov had 15 points and 9 rebounds, while J.R. Smith added 11 of his 13 points in the final 12 minutes.
Rose tied the game for the Bulls with 9.4 seconds left when he drove to the basket for the easy layup. The hero of game 3 finished with 31 points in the loss, while Butler added 19. They were the only two Bulls in double figures, as they played without Pau Gasol. He is questionable for game 5 with a strained left hamstring.
The series will return to Cleveland for game 5 on Tuesday night.