ATLANTA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 26 points and claimed 11 rebounds Friday and Cleveland held off Atlanta for a 100-95 win.
James came within three assists of a triple-double in carrying the Cavaliers to their third victory in four games.
Atlanta opened the fourth quarter with a 16-4 run to take a one-point lead. With the score tied at 89-89, Damon Jones scored on a layup to start 7-2 Cleveland rush that gave the Cavaliers a 96-91 lead with a minute to play.
Atlanta was led by 23 points from Joe Johnson. The Hawks had won their previous three games.