NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Atlanta|
(Saturday, December 15th)
Final Score: Golden State 115, Atlanta 93
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - David Lee led five Golden State players in
double figures with 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Warriors thumped
Atlanta, 115-93, Saturday at Philips Arena.
Carl Landry netted 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds, while Harrison
Barnes also dropped in 19 on 8-of-14 shooting for the Warriors, who
finished a seven-game road trip at 6-1. Stephen Curry poured in 18 points with
11 assists and eight rebounds, while Jarrett Jack finished with 13 points
and eight assists in the triumph.
"It was important for us to bounce back and show everyone that we're
in this for the long run," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "Our bench did a
great job tonight."
Al Horford netted a team-high 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the
Hawks, who had a two-game winning streak stopped. Louis Williams added 16
points, while Ivan Johnson and Jeff Teague contributed 15 and 10,
respectively, in the loss.
After a back-and-forth opening 12 minutes which included six ties and four
lead changes, the game was all knotted at 26-26.
Golden State grabbed control in the second quarter, starting the frame with a
15-5 push capped by a 17-foot jumper from Lee that gave the Warriors a 42-31
Johnson responded for the Hawks, as a slam by followed by 1-of-2 makes from
the line cut the deficit to six with 5:11 to play in the half. But the
Warriors would not give up the lead, and a deep trey by Jack made it a 60-47
game with 32.9 seconds on the clock.
A pair of free throws by Curry with five seconds to play in the first half
gave the Warriors a comfortable 62-49 cushion at the break.
The Warriors continued to build on their double-digit margin in the third
quarter. A corner trey out of the hands of Matt Barnes pushed the difference
to 20 and an easy layup by Landry off a nice pass from Lee gave the visitors
their largest lead of the night, 88-61. Golden State led 88-68 heading to the
The Warriors' lead dipped below 20 only once in the fourth quarter as they
cruised to victory.
"Going into this game, we felt it was vital to bring energy tonight," Hawks
coach Larry Drew said. "For some reason, we just didn't have our legs early.
We didn't have the energy I was hoping we would have."
Atlanta had won five of its past seven at home in this series ... Golden State
improved to 10-2 against the Eastern Conference and 10-5 on the road this
season ... Golden State shot 49.5 percent from the floor and won the battle on
the glass, 54-45 ... The Warriors also dominated in the paint, outscoring the
Hawks by a 46-34 count inside.
12/15 23:34:22 ET