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Atlanta Hawks 97 FinalRecap | Box Score 111 Golden State Warriors
David Lee, PF 25 MIN | 9-12 FG | 0-2 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 18 PTS | +11Paul Millsap has haunted Warriors fans nightmares for years, and although he had a team-high 16 points for the Hawks, he wasn’t nearly as effective as we’ve seen him in the past. Lee had another efficient night against the struggling Hawks. He had 12 of his 18 points in the 1Q, and because of the Warriors urging second-unit and big lead, wasn’t needed for much of the game.

Andre Iguodala, SF 31 MIN | 5-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 13 PTS | +15It had to be the shoes! Iguodala was rocking the beautiful Kobe IX “Perspective” kicks and clearly his aggressiveness on the offensive end had everything to do with those. Hopefully the sarcasm was recognized. Anyways, Andre has shown a growing willingness to drive and shoot in recent games, and he scored in transition on numerous times and made his only spot-up trey on the night. His ball handling continues to be effective, and only increases as Steve Blake gets more acclimated into the offense.

Andrew Bogut, C 22 MIN | 5-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -2Remember when Manu Ginobli’s shoe exploded just weeks ago? Well, Bogut had a similar incident when his show exploded when Pero Antic tried to do his best White Chocolate impression. Bogut then, as any caring NBA player would do, threw both his shoes into the stands. His on-court play was once again splendid, almost recording a double-double in only 22 minutes of play, which is some feat for the Aussie, who doesn’t see double digit point totals too often. His one block was vicious, and he had his usual array of dirty points in the paint. Business as usual.

Stephen Curry, PG 30 MIN | 5-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 7 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 13 PTS | +10The quietest Warriors starter was surprisingly their best player, who had another rough outing despite the easy victory. Maybe we’re spoiled seeing Curry perform at such a high level this season, but the most important outcome is the win/loss column. Despite his struggles in his last three games, two of them have come in blowout wins in limited minutes. This isn’t any indictment on Curry, who didn’t necessarily have bad games on those nights, just a reminder that he has teammates for a reason and the offense — despite his lack of production — needs him to create space, draw attention and through his improved passing skills. The Hawks were making it tough on Curry early, doubling off the high P&R, but they eventually were forced to ease off and Curry was able to find others in the process.

Klay Thompson, SG 6 MIN | 2-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | +7Thompson strained his lower back when he took a hard fall in the 1Q and didn’t return to the game. Both Klay and Mark Jackson said he was good to come back in the second half. He should be good to go on Sunday.

Quote of the game: 

They got some easy baskets early. The first game back from a long road trip is always the toughest and we knew that coming in. this team was here waiting on us. They played with a lot of energy in the first half and we didn’t really match it. We’re not a team with excuses. we’ve got to come out here and get our job done. All in all I think we’re doing a great job of understanding who we are. we are a defensive-minded team. We’ve got guys that can score the basketball but I don’t want anybody to be fooled; we are a defensive-minded team and if we’re going to wi nit all, that’s what’s going to help us win it all.” — Jermaine O’Neal

Looking ahead: The Warriors have two games remaining on their short homestand, both carrying great importance within the Western Conference playoff race. Phoenix (7th seed, 36-25) comes into town on Sunday and Dallas (8th seed, 37-26) comes to play on Tuesday.

Your second-unit shot chart of the night:

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We see you Klay: 

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