I think he was fouled, and I think it was intentional to (1) send him to the foul line so he couldn't hit a 3 to tie the game or (2) to prevent him from getting a clean look at a 3 because he had beat Bowens off the dribble.
Having said that, I'm not a big NBA fan anymore but I have a great deal of respect and admiration for James. He's a young guy with ALOT of talent and he could be cocky and arrogant. But he's not. He's classy and humble and I really like that about him.