Nate Robinson was a beast in the Chicago Bulls’ stunning 93-86 win over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series on Monday night. Robinson had 27 points and nine assists in 40 minutes of action. His 24-point second-half performance was even more impressive considering the situation; he was playing with a fat lip after getting into a collision with LeBron James late in the second quarter.
Robinson and James dived for a loose ball with around 4:20 left in the first half. James rolled on top of Robinson, accidentally pushing the Bulls guard’s face into the ground. Robinson was bleeding from his mouth and left the game to get 10 stitches. He did not return for the rest of the half.
Robinson returned to play the entire second half and scored the team’s final seven points during the comeback win.
Below is video of the play where Robinson and James collided:
And here is video of Robinson’s final two field goals: