Video: Bulls' Nate Robinson blocks Heat's LeBron James
Robinson, one of the shortest players in the NBA, managed to hang in the air for an extra few beats to catch James' lay-up attempt near the rim as he descended. The sequence unfolded as the 2013 MVP pushed the ball in transition with a little more than two minutes remaining in the third quarter with the Bulls holding a 68-66 lead. Robinson waited on the weakside as James came across the paint to attempt a left-handed finish. Robinson's block wasn't a full-blown swat but it deflected the ball free and prevented two points all the same.
James finished with a game-high 25 points (on six-for-17 shooting), eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 44 minutes. He had 12 fourth-quarter points to seal the road win.
Robinson tallied 17 points (on five-for-13 shooting), seven assists, six rebounds and two steals to go with this block in 42 minutes. The Heat now leads the Bulls 2-1 in their Eastern Conference semifinals series. Game 4 is set for Monday in Chicago.