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Atlanta, Ga- Stephen Curry 30 points lead the way for the Golden State Warriors over the Atlanta Hawks, 128-11.
Kevin Durant added 28 points and Klay Thompson chipped in with 27 points. Golden State improved to 16-9 and start their three game road trip on the right note.
Atlanta, who was lead by John Collins 24 points and 11 rebounds fail to 5-19.
After winning the KIA Rookie of the Month award, It was Trae Young’s first time playing against Curry after Curry was out during the first matchup in Golden State.
“I really don’t listen to or care about the comparisons,’ stated Young. “All I’m thinking about are my teammates and putting them in the best position to win.”
Young scored 20 points but had seven turnovers and missed on all of his three-point attempts.
Golden State opened up the game shooting 50% from the field with no turnovers. Curry started out hot with 16 first quarter points hitting from all over the floor.
“He [Curry] was great. He looked great in his practicing and workouts the last week. I think he’s now back in the grove,” said Steve Kerr.
The Hawks on the other hand shot 47 % but turned the ball over nine times in the quarter. They had more turnovers than they did field goals.
Atlanta was able to get uncontested shots through the first half including a couple of dunks by John Collins. After being down by as much as 16, they were able to cut it to seven points.
The lead ballooned back up to 16 with Thompson and Durant precise shooting late in the second quarter.
The first half ended with the Warriors leading 61-47. Curry led Golden State with 20 points while Trae Young finished the half with 14 points.
Third quarter, it was all Golden State as they took control of the game. Durant led the charge with 13 points, building a 20-point lead. The Hawks seemed defeated as there was no energy on the defensive end.
Taurean Prince had a scare when he shot a three-pointer and came down on Shaun Livingston’s foot. He had to be helped into the locker room not being able to put any weight on it.
“X-rays were negative. We’ll have an MRI tomorrow,” said Prince.
The Hawks never recovered for the rest of the game.
Golden State travels to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers on Wednesday. The next game for the Hawks is at home against the Washington Wizard at 7:30 pm.