ALONZO Mourning lifted the burden of a five-game losing streak from the Charlotte Hornets by hitting the winning shot with 0.2 of a second left for a 95-93 home victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Hornets had another reason for relief, though, because starting forward Larry Johnson broke out of the worst slump of his career, scoring 26 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Johnson had four straight games in which he had scored less than 10 points and was averaging 8.8 points, shooting .246 per cent from the field in his last five games. ''I never had a burden on my shoulders,'' Johnson said. ''Tonight, we played hard and 'Zo stepped up at the buzzer and we won the ball game. I hit a couple of shots and Tony Bennett stepped up to hit a key three-pointer for us late in the game.'' Mourning finished with 23 points and Bennett added 14. After Mark Price, who led Cleveland with 28 points, drilled a three-pointer from the top of the key to tie the game at 90-90 with 1:06 left, Bennett, who started in place of the injured Muggsy Bogues, hit a three to put Charlotte up with 47.3 seconds to go. But Price answered with another three-pointer with 29.7 seconds to tie it up again. That set up the final play that won the game for the Hornets. Bennett was out near the centre line as Cleveland's defence broke down. He passed the ball to Johnson, who was covered by John ''Hot Rod'' Williams and Brad Daugherty. Mourning was wide open on the baseline, pleading for the basketball. When he got it he launched a shot from 12 feet that went through the hoop at the buzzer. ''It wasn't what we had planned but the defence broke down, Larry drew the defence to him and he found me open on the baseline,'' Mourning said. ''I let it go and it fell through the net. ''This game was a big boost for us and helped get us back on track.'' The win ended a five-game losing streak that saw Charlotte lose to Miami, San Antonio, Denver, Utah and Houston. ''They made a difficult play,'' Cavaliers coach Mike Fratello said. ''Alonzo made a shot that was definitely within his range. We were hoping he would rush the shot, but he didn't.'' ''We missed too many foul shots and gave up too many offensive rebounds. Mark Price made two unbelievable shots late in the game.'' Price showed why he is one of the best point guards in the NBA. ''The second three-point shot was a tough one,'' Price said. ''I was running around while Alonzo was coming at me. I couldn't even see the ball when it left my hands. ''But Alonzo came back and hit a great shot. It seems our team cannot get a break right now. This was a game both teams wanted, but we came up on the short end.'' In Atlanta, Dominique Wilkins scored 23 points and Andrew Lang added a season-high 20 as the Hawks tied a franchise record with their 12th consecutive win, a 105-95 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The Hawks improved to 13-4 overall and 9-0 at home. Stacey Augmon had 19 points and Kevin Willis added 18 points and a season-high-tying 17 rebounds for Atlanta. David Robinson had 26 points and Lloyd Daniels chipped in with 18 to lead the Spurs, who lost their second straight game after an eight-game winning streak.