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Video: Tristan Thompson's rebound and dunk helps seal Cavs win

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To cap off a huge night, Tristan Thompson cleaned up a LeBron James miss to help seal a Cavs win.

Jonathan Daniel

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson had one the best games of his career against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, pulling down 12 offensive rebounds and scoring 16 off the bench in the Cavs' 114-108 overtime victory. Thompson also made one of the biggest plays in the Cavs' first victory of the season.

In OT, LeBron James created space between himself and Bulls wing Tony Snell on the left wing. LeBron then pulled up for a jumper and then missed. But Thompson was there to clean up the mess and pulled down his final offensive rebound of the game. He then proceeded to throw down a two-handed slam between Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson to give the Cavs a 108-104 lead with 24 seconds to play.

In related news, Thompson sill has not come to an agreement regarding an extension with the Cavaliers. If anything, this game showcased what Thompson can provide when he is playing his best.