LeBron James took over when Cleveland needed him most. And did so on a sprained ankle.
James, nursing an injured left ankle, poured in 38 points and added 12 rebounds in a turnover-less effort to lead the Cavaliers to a 106-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Cavs have a 3-2 lead and will look to close out the series Thursday night in Chicago.
The game will air on ESPN and has a scheduled tip time for 8 p.m. Eastern. Play-by-play announcer Mike Breen will be joined by analysts Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy on the call.
Here’s a look at the complete series:
No. 2 Cleveland vs. No. 3 Chicago
All times Eastern – *if necessary
Game 1: Bulls 99, Cavaliers 92
Game 2: Cavaliers 106, Bulls 91
Game 3: Bulls 99, Cavaliers 96
Game 4: Cavaliers 86, Bulls 84
Game 5: Cavaliers 106, Bulls 101, CLE leads series 3-2
Game 6: Cavaliers at Bulls; Thursday (8 p.m., ESPN)
*-Game 7: Bulls at Cavaliers; Sunday, May 17 (TBD, TNT)
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There is no free, unrestricted live stream for the games. But if you have access to a cable or satellite subscription, you can watch in the following ways:
Watch Bulls vs. Cavaliers Game 6 Online
If you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to Watch ESPN, you can watch the game at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
Watch Bulls vs. Cavaliers Game 6 on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users with access to Watch ESPN can watch the game on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.