OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green hit an off-balance 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 40.2 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors escaped with a 109-105 win against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night while Stephen Curry watched in street clothes with an injured ankle.
Andrew Bogut saved the ball from going out of bounds, and then Green got the shot off just in time with his legs splitting in the air while avoiding Kent Bazemore’s diving steal attempt.
Klay Thompson made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:54 remaining and another big basket at the 11.4-second mark. He finished with 26 points. The Warriors won their second straight overtime game and got a franchise-best 43rd straight regular-season home victory and 25th in a row this season.
Golden State (54-5) can tie the Bulls’ 44-game unbeaten mark at home from March 30, 1995, to April 4, 1996, when the Warriors host Oklahoma City on Thursday. They are also chasing the ’95-96 Chicago team’s record 72-win season.
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