Warriors pull out overtime win against Hawks without injured Curry

Wednesday March 2nd, 2016

With starting point guard and part-time superhero Stephen Curry sitting with an ankle injury, the Golden State Warriors survived the Atlanta Hawks 109–105 at home with help from Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

Green finished an assist shy of his 12th triple-double of the season, scoring 15 points to go with 13 rebounds, nine helpers and a number of clutch plays down the stretch.

As the Warriors and Hawks went back-and-forth late in the fourth quarter, Green converted an emphatic and-one with under five minutes to go, then one minute later pulled off one of the most impressive blocks of the season, snatching a layup attempt from Tim Hardaway Jr. right out of the air and tossing it backwards for his teammates to secure.

Later, as time expired in the fourth, Green hit a three-point shot to beat the 24-second buzzer and give the Warriors a four-point advantage.

Thompson added seven in the overtime session to help him salvage a poor 8-for-27 shooting night with a game-high 26 points. Golden State is now 54–5 and 25–0 at home with an off-day arriving on Wednesday.

They’ll host the Thunder on Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. ET, who will be out for revenge after Curry’s insane 38-foot game-winner last weekend. The reigning MVP expects to play.

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