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LeBron James has season-high 47 on 38th birthday, Lakers beat Hawks

ATLANTA - Coming into a Friday night showdown with the Hawks on his 38th birthday, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James told his teammates he had a gift in store for them. He was going to score 40 points to get them back on track after L.A. had lost five of its last six.

Showing that age is just a number to aim outdo in the box score, James proved prophetic, finishing with 47 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in a 130-121 come-from-behind victory over Atlanta.

"I've been scoring 30 and it hasn't worked so .