LeBron James sat in the far corner of the visitor's locker room Friday night, wrapped in ice, draped in towels, and holding court with his teammates.
The broken play that led to Derrick Rose beating the buzzer with a 26-foot triple that hit the sweet spot on the United Center backboards wasn’t supposed to be like this.
The Cavaliers understood their margin for error was minimal.
With 3.0 seconds showing on the clock and the Bulls inbounding side-out, the Cavaliers' defensive game plan was simple.
Back in February, it looked as if Derrick Rose's season could be over after another surgery was required to fix a torn meniscus in his knee.