With just over a minute to play in the third quarter, James beat Atlanta's Kent Bazemore off the dribble and drove to the rim. Center Mike Muscala, who saw his role increased after Al Horford was ejected, rose to meet James at the rim, but James stuffed the ball through the hoop with one hand.
James recorded his 12th career playoff triple double in the game, surpassing Jason Kidd for second on the all-time list. Only Magic Johnson (30) has had more triple doubles in the playoffs. James also moved in front of Karl Malone for sixth on the all-time playoff scoring list. He finished with 37 points, 18 rebounds, and 13 assists in the Cavaliers' 114–111 win over the Hawks.
- Dan Gartland