Thompson, who trailed the play, smacked Rozier’s shot off the backboard into George Hill’s hands, and by the time LeBron James scored on the other end Thompson was celebrating.
James, in turn, was quick to compliment Thompson’s effort on the side of the court that’s been inconsistent for the Cavs all season.
Thompson remains one of the biggest X-factors in making that split possible.
“I think it’s on the defensive end for us,” Thompson said after Game 4.
Thompson has re-emerged as that key player, one that has been pivotal in Cleveland’s last three runs to the NBA Finals.
Thompson said the test now will be to take that same energy on the road against the Celtics.
The Cavs forward figures to be a key role player in Game 5 – the Celtics will see Thompson coming this time.
“Especially with Boston, they’ve got guys down and they’re moving the ball,” Thompson said.