LeBron James Taken Out By Josh McRoberts With Vicious Elbow (Video)

After losing by double digits in Game 1, the Charlotte Bobcats came out swinging against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night — both literally and figuratively.

With less than a minute to go and his team nursing a 97-94 lead in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Heat forward LeBron James drove hard to the basket and was met with a vicious elbow from Bobcats big man Josh McRoberts.

McRoberts’ elbow hit James square on the neck and sent him sprawling to the ground in pain. McRoberts was not called for a flagrant foul on the play, but the NBA still can review the foul Thursday and suspend the Duke product if they deem the hit too violent.

A clearly shaken James clanked the first free throw but was able to knock down the second, extending the lead to 98-94.

In the end, James and the Heat were able to withstand Charlotte’s blow and hang on for a 101-97 victory to take a 2-0 series lead.

Check out a GIF of the play below, courtesy of CBSSports.com.

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