ATLANTA, March 8 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 34 points Monday, five straight in the final 75 seconds, to lead Cleveland to its fourth straight victory, 108-102 over Atlanta.
With Cleveland trailing 100-99, James made a hanging layup to put his team ahead for good. He then made 3-of-4 free throws to give Cleveland a 104-100 cushion with 32 seconds left.
The victory vaulted Cleveland (28-36) into a tie with the Boston Celtics for seventh place in the NBA Eastern Conference.
Stephen Jackson matched a career high with 30 points and Chris Crawford added 25 for the Hawks, who battled back from 20 down in the second quarter.
Jason Collier, signed to a 10-day contract before the game, scored a career-high 16 points for Atlanta.