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LeBron James passes Oscar Robertson on NBA scoring list

ATLANTA -- LeBron James moved past Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson into 11th place on the NBA's scoring list Friday night.

James passed Robertson when he scored on a layup with 2:14 left in the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 110-108 overtime victory over the Hawks, giving him 26,711 points. Atlanta's Al Horford was called for goaltending on the play.

"I wish I could've had a triple-double in passing him as well," James said. "That would've been the perfect thing. Any time I'm linked with the Big O, it's an honor for myself. I understand and know how much he meant not only to the game of basketball but what he represented off the floor. It's special to be linked with a guy like that who was so special."

James began the night 21 points behind Robertson's 26,710 points. He finished with 29 points Friday.

James moved past Robertson only one night after passing former Hawks Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins for 12th place.

James has also surpassed Jerry West, Reggie Miller, Alex English, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, John Havlicek and Tim Duncan on the scoring list this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.