Hawks overcome Steph Curry’s 60 with OT win vs. Warriors

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By Calvin S. Nelson

ATLANTA — Stephen Curry scored a season-high 60 factors in Golden State’s 141-134 additional time loss to Atlanta on Saturday night time, with Trae Younger scoring 35 factors to assist the Hawks outlast the Warriors.

Curry had eight factors in additional time to complete solely two factors shy of the career-high 62 he had at dwelling in opposition to Portland on Jan. 3, 2021. He was 22 of 38 photographs from the sphere, hitting 10 of 23 3-pointers, and made all six of his free throws.

Curry grew to become the tenth participant in NBA historical past with a number of 60-point video games.

It marked the sixth 60-point video games this season, the third-most in any season in NBA historical past (1961-62 had 17, and 1962-63 season had 9). Three of these have now are available in losses (Devin Booker on Jan. 26, Karl-Anthony Cities on Jan. 22).

Dejounte Murray scored the final seven factors in an 11-0 run to open additional time for Atlanta and completed with 19 factors. Onyeka Okongwu had a career-high 22 factors and a season-high 16 rebounds, and Jalen Johnson scored 21 factors.

Curry scored 22 factors within the fourth quarter, together with a go-ahead jumper with 14 seconds remaining. Murray answered with a jumper from the free-throw line to tie it. Curry missed a last-second jumper to ship it to additional time.

The Hawks have taken benefit of a six-game homestand to win 4 straight video games, matching their finest stretch of the season. They’re 4-1 on the homestand.

It was tied at 89 getting into the fourth interval. Curry scored Golden State’s first two baskets of the ultimate interval after which gave the Warriors a 105-104 lead with a 3-pointer.

Jonathan Kuminga’s streak of eight straight video games scoring greater than 20 factors for Golden State ended when he fouled out with 16 factors with 1:06 remaining in regulation.

Younger and Golden State’s Lester Quinones, who scored 17 factors, traded lengthy 3s to finish the primary quarter. Younger sank a 27-footer with lower than 2 seconds remaining within the interval. The Warriors shortly handed the ball to Quinones, who launched a halfcourt shot to beat the buzzer.

Golden State rookie guard Brandin Podziemski appeared to injure his proper leg when he landed awkwardly when making an attempt to keep away from fouling Younger late within the first interval. Podziemski limped off the court docket, was escorted to the locker room and returned within the second interval.

Andrew Wiggins additionally left the sport for good with an ankle harm.

Hawks ahead Saddiq Bey, who sprained his left ankle within the first half Friday night time’s 129-120 win over Phoenix and didn’t play within the second half, was dominated out earlier than the sport. Coach Quin Snyder earlier than the sport “It is not one thing that ought to preserve him our for an prolonged time period.”

Garrison Matthews began at ahead with Bey unavailable and De’Andre Hunter (proper knee) restricted. Hunter scored six factors in 16 minutes.

Warriors ahead Dario Saric (sickness) missed his second consecutive recreation. Coach Steve Kerr mentioned Saric might be a part of the group for its subsequent recreation at Brooklyn.

Info from The Related Press was used on this report.

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