When we first see Lee's mouth when he's standing unconscious, there is a trickle of blood on the right corner of his mouth going down to his chin. When we see his whole face while he's unconscious, the blood is gone, yet no one has touched his face.
Watch Kakashi's left eye, it goes from uncovered, to covered, to uncovered again before he recovers it with his forehead protector.
Gaara uses a Jutsu to smash Lee's left arm and leg, he calls it the Desert Coffin when actually it's the Desert Funeral since the Desert Coffin has to be done BEFORE the Desert Funeral can be used.
Temari: Precious to him? A student?
Neji: (Thinking) Lee, you didn't understand. Even at the end. Fate will never smile on the fortunes of a ninja who seeks victory by falling on his own sword, or demanding that others fall on theirs.
Naruto: But, sensei, it isn't fair. All he ever wanted to do was to prove himself against Sasuke and Neji.
Kakashi: Then maybe that's what led to his downfall. He was so fixated on that goal, he sacrificed his body, his future, to obtain it. And now that goal is unobtainable. But you're wrong about one thing, Naruto; it wasn't just Sasuke and Neji he was thinking of, it was you too. That's right, he risked everything just for the hope of meeting you in combat. Remember that. Be worthy of his sacrifice.
Gai: Lee, you've already proven it. You're a splendid ninja.
Kakashi: (Talking about Lee) He's out cold, nothing keeping him up but sheer willpower.
Gaara: (After Gai has just stopped him from killing Lee) But why? He failed. Why save him?
Gai: Because he's...
(Thinks of Lee when he first started training)
Gai: Because he's...
Gai: He's my student, but also because he's precious to me.
Gai: (Thinking) The Hidden Lotus: a taijutsu combination of such blinding speed that no one can defend himself against it, not even Neji. Gaara's sand shield is useless.
Lee: Are you watching, Neji? I was saving this "Ace in the Hole" to use against you.
Naruto: (Thinking, about Gaara) I can't believe Bushy-Brow lost to a freak like him!
Lee: To protect and maintain my own ninja way!
Lee: I want to prove that I can be a ninja without using any ninjutsu and genjutsu. That is my ninja way!
Rock Lee: Gai-sensei, please acknowledge me! On this of all times...The time when I finally obtain...my ninja way!
Poland Airdate: October 12, 2007
Since Gaara won his match, the Sand team is the only team with all three of their members to make it to the 3rd exam finals.
Jetix UK Airdate: December 4, 2006
YTV Airdate: October 13, 2006
Gaara wins the fight and proceeds.
Gaara is finally injured during the fight with Rock Lee, though only a minor injury.
Original Airdate: September 17, 2003
Gaara injures Rock Lee so badly, that Lee might not be able to live as a ninja again.
Original Episode Title: Aah, Rock Lee! This is How a Man Lives!!
Romaji Episode Title: Aa Rokku Rii! Kore ga Otoko no Ikizama yo!!
Kanji Episode Title: 鳴呼ロック・リー！これが男の生き様よ!!
Rock Lee powers up and fights Gaara in a similar way that characters in Dragonball Z do.
The scene where Rock Lee stand up even though he is unconcious is a reference to the anime Yu Yu Hakusho, where in the episode The Demon World Tournament Begins, Jin is seen standing, despite the fact that he's unconscious.