NBA Game Summary - Atlanta at Golden State
(Friday, January 16th)
Final Score: Golden State 119, Atlanta 114
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Jamal Crawford scored a game-high 29 points, and the Golden State Warriors topped the Atlanta Hawks, 119-114, at ORACLE Arena.
Corey Maggette contributed 24 points -- including 14 in the fourth quarter -- and 16 rebounds for the Warriors, who have won two of three. Stephen Jackson added 24 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals after missing the last four games with a hamstring injury.
Andris Biedrins had 10 points and nine rebounds, while Kelenna Azubuike posted 11 points for Golden State.
Joe Johnson had a team-high 25 points -- only four in the second half -- for the Hawks, who have lost five of six. Maurice Evans had a season-high 21 points, and Zaza Pachulia posted 14 points and eight rebounds in the loss.
Josh Smith had 13 points, while Mike Bibby had 20 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals for Atlanta.
Leading by four to start the fourth, Golden State scored the first six points to make it a 91-81 contest.
Maggette made a couple free throws and then added a basket to make it 100-88 in favor of the Warriors with 7:01 to go, but Evans' dunk pulled the Hawks back to within seven with 5 1/2 minutes left.
Bibby followed with back-to-back threes to make it a one-point Hawks deficit, 102-101, a minute later.
Flip Murray drained another three and added a transition bucket to cap Atlanta's 18-2 run and put the team ahead, 106-102.
The Warriors answered with an 8-0 burst, as Crawford had six during the spurt. His jumper with 1:23 to go put the Warriors back ahead, 110-106.
Bibby missed a three on the ensuing possession, and Golden State drained its free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.
Jackson had eight points in the first quarter, and the Warriors held a 23-20 edge after the opening 12 minutes.
Golden State led, 56-51, at halftime.
A back-and-forth third quarter saw the Warriors retain their slight lead, as Crawford's jumper put the hosts up, 85-81, heading into the fourth.
The teams split the season series, 1-1...Golden State has won nine of the last 14 meetings with Atlanta...The Warriors are now 2-1 on a seven-game homestand and will host Washington, Oklahoma City, Cleveland and the Clippers.
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