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On a night where the rise Klay Thompson ten three-pointers, the Warriors’ biggest basket came from a header.
Kevon Looney had 14 points and 20 rebounds in the Golden State Warriors’ double-overtime win over the Atlanta Hawks, on a night in which the Warriors had four strikers eliminated. Two of those came late in the game, when Thompson’s 21st three-point effort of the night bounced off the belt. Looney’s first shot missed, but his second shot helped him win.
Thompson shot from the same spot he hit a likely winner in the first overtime, before Trae Young hit a pair of free throws to move the game into another overtime.
The Warriors would not have been able to play overtime without the heroism of Donte DiVincenzo, who cashed in after Thompson’s close-match effort missed and Jordan Poole’s was blocked in the final seconds of the regulation. .
It was Thompson’s most scoring game of the season with 54 points. Thompson hasn’t scored that much since December 5, 2016when he scored 60 points in three quarters of the game against the Indiana Pacers.
As for the Warriors, who took an early 21-point lead and a nine-point lead in the final half, it was their fifth straight win. They currently have the best home record in the league (17-2) and the worst away record (3-16).
For the reeling Hawks, this is their fourth straight loss and they have three more games left in California before heading home. There’s no shame in being tormented by Klay Thompson – he’s done it with multiple teams over the years. But to be 69-53 ahead by a team that relied on a two-lane player (Anthony Lamb) and a 20-year-old rookie in his 11th NBA game (Patrick Baldwin Jr.) for 44 minutes, that’s a bit of a stretch. shameful .
The Hawks will hope to avert this heavy loss. And to prevent bounces.