Despite having six players in double figures, the Warriors lost their 10th consecutive road game to the Atlanta Hawks 127-119 on Friday. The Dubs had a rough shooting night, shooting just 11-for-40 from 3-point range but tried to make up for it with 68 points in the paint. However, they couldn't overcome their 17 turnovers, resulting in 21 points for the Hawks.
Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Atlanta Hawks
|Curry - 31||Looney - 16||DiVincenzo - 6|
|DiVincenzo - 18||Thompson - 11||Curry - 5|
|Looney - 18||Curry/Kuminga - 6||Thompson - 5|
|Young - 30||Capela - 9||Young - 12|
|Collins - 22||Murray - 7||Murray - 9|
|Okongwu - 19||Okongwu - 7||Bey/Capela - 2|
Dubs Allow 70 Points in First Half
After the Warriors jumped out to a 16-4 lead, the Hawks outscored the Dubs 35-15, taking an eight-point lead into the second quarter. John Collins scored 17 points in the first quarter, including 15 during that run. The Dubs allowed Atlanta to score 32 more points in the second period, resulting in their 14th time this season allowing 70 or more points in a half. The Hawks reached the 100-point mark in the third quarter and finished the game with 127 points.
Aggressive in the Paint
Despite having the third-highest 3-point percentage in the league (38.5 percent), the Dubs hit only 27.5 percent of their threes (11-40). In addition, the Splash Brothers combined to shoot just 6-for-20 from behind the arc. Due to their shooting struggles, the Warriors were determined to attack the basket. As a result, they had a plus-14 advantage in points in the paint, 68-54. Sixty-eight points in the paint are the Dubs' second-highest mark of the season, only trailing their 70 paint points against the Kings on Jan. 13.
Kuminga Cleans Glass and Flushes
Another 30-Piece for Curry
With 31 points on Friday, Stephen Curry had his 24th game this season with at least 30 points. Curry averages over 30 points per game this season (30.1) on 50-40-90 splits (50.2 FG%, 43.6 3PT%, 91.6 FT%). The two-time MVP's shot wasn't falling at its usual efficiency, but the splash brother just kept shooting. Curry scored 10 points in 11 fourth quarter minutes and was a plus-three in the period.
With 6:15 remaining in the final frame, Steve Kerr decided to give Stephen Curry a quick rest. The Warriors had just gone on a 10-4 run, including two Curry triples, which cut the lead to three, 116-113. With Curry getting the rest, the Warriors struggled with two unforced turnovers and a missed shot on three possessions. A 3-pointer from Atlanta's De'Andre Hunter pushed the Hawks advantage back up to six, forcing Curry to sub back into the game after one minute and six seconds of rest.
Curry Cuts the Lead to Three
Postgame Warriors Talks
Six Players in Double Figures
The Warriors, led by Stephen Curry's 31 points, had six players in double figures. All five starters scored 10 or more points, with Jordan Poole adding 12 points off the bench. Kevon Looney was a perfect 6-for-6 in the first half and finished the game with a career-high 18 points. Looney also grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds and blocked a game-high four shots. Klay Thompson had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Donte DiVincenzo scored 18 points and dished out a team-high six assists. Jonathan Kuminga, filling in for Draymond Green (serving his one-game suspension for a 16th technical foul), scored 10 points in just under 26 minutes.
Curry Dimes up Looney for the Dunk
The Dubs have three more games on this road trip; Grizzlies on Saturday, Rockets on Monday and Mavericks on Wednesday.
- The Warriors suffered their 10th consecutive road loss, a season high, and longest-such streak dating back to the 2019-20 season, when they dropped 10 straight (12/13/19 to 1/30/20)… Golden State has lost five of the last seven games, including the last two… On this current five-game road trip, the Warriors are 0-2.
- Atlanta evened the regular season series against Golden State, 1-1… The Hawks have won the last four meetings against the Warriors in Atlanta… The last time the Warriors won in Atlanta was on December 3, 2018 (128-111)… Tonight marked Golden State’s last regular-season road game vs. an Eastern Conference opponent this campaign… The Warriors finish with a mark of 3-12 on the road vs. the East this season.
- Golden State recorded a season-high nine blocks (prev. seven, twice).
- The Warriors fell to 0-22 on the road this season when trailing after three quarters (Atlanta led, 104-96, to start the fourth quarter).
- Golden State allowed 16 3-pointers, dropping the Warriors to 1-18 on the road this season when their opponent makes at least 15 3-pointers.
- The Warriors led by as many as 12 points, and went on to lose, marking the 10th time this season they have relinquished a lead of 10-or-more points.
- Golden State lost its third game of the season when recording more rebounds than its opponent (11-3).
- Tonight marked the first game of the Warriors’ 15th and final back-to-back set this season… The Warriors 15 back-to-back sets are tied for the most in the NBA on the season.
- The Warriors fell to 1-9 this season when making fewer than 30% of their shots from three.
- Stephen Curry led all scorers with 31 points, his 24th 30-point game of the season and fourth in the last six games (he is averaging 34.8 points per game on 55.5% shooting from the field and 50.0% from 3-point range over that span)… Curry made four 3-pointers, extending his NBA-record 3-point streak to 234 consecutive regular season games.
- Kevon Looney recorded a regular season career-high 18 points (prev. 17; scored 21 points last postseason vs. DAL)… He also tallied a game-high 16 rebounds, marking his 12th double-double on the season… It was his fourth-consecutive game with at least 10 rebounds (fourth-longest such streak in career) and the 29th game this season with 10-or-more rebounds, adding to his single-season career best… Looney played in his 182nd consecutive regular season game, the second-longest active streak behind Mikal Bridges’ 379 consecutive games played in.
- Klay Thompson recorded his second double-double of the season (sixth career) with 15 points and a regular season career-high-tying 11 rebounds (14 is his postseason high).
- Donte DiVincenzo tallied 18 points, his fourth consecutive game scoring in double figures and 27th time this season… Tonight marked his 14th consecutive start (26thon the season).
- Jonathan Kuminga made his 13th appearance in the starting lineup this season and tallied 10 points, his 25th game scoring in double figures on the season.
- Draymond Green (league suspension due to 16th technical foul) missed his ninth game of the season (Warriors are 3-6 this season in those contests).
- Anthony Lamb saw action in his first game since having his Two-Way contract converted to a standard NBA contract earlier today.