Centre of attention as Thompson soars and scores

Cleveland centre Tristan Thompson making an alley-oop basket over Brooklyn guard Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the fourth quarter to make it 86-85 yesterday. In the end, it came down to LeBron James' runner in the lane with one second left for Cleveland
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Cleveland centre Tristan Thompson making an alley-oop basket over Brooklyn guard Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the fourth quarter to make it 86-85 yesterday. In the end, it came down to LeBron James' runner in the lane with one second left for Cleveland to hold on for a 90-88 win at the Quicken Loans Arena. James and Kevin Love each had 26 points as Jarrett Jack's desperate heave at the buzzer from beyond half court hit the back of the rim.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 30, 2015, with the headline 'Centre of attention as Thompson soars and scores'. Print Edition | Subscribe