Basketball/NBA - James-inspired Cavaliers put Bulls on brink of elimination

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 12: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots over Joakim Noah #13 and Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls in the first half during Game Five in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena on May 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Jason Miller)

- LeBron James scored 38 points with a sore ankle as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Chicago 106-101 in game five of their playoff series to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series. James did not take part in Tuesday morning's practice, preferring to rest his troublesome ankle, but added three steals and three blocks while not committing a turnover. James and Kyrie Irving (25pts) combined to shoot 23-of-40 from the field. Cleveland can now advance to the league semi-finals with a win Thursday in the Windy City.