Coming off their worst loss of the season Tuesday night in Indiana, the Golden State Warriors were looking to bounce back and end their current losing streak against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. And after battling down to the final seconds, the W's came out on top by the score of 85-82 at Phillips Arena.
After working out to a ten point halftime lead, the Hawks pushed back hard in the second half, erasing the lead quickly and keeping it close the rest of the way. But in the end the W's proved too much, led by Monta Ellis and David Lee.
Ellis finished with 24 points and eight assists, while Lee had another double-double, finishing with 22 and 12 boards. Ekpe Udoh and Nate Robinson were huge off the bench, finishing with 10 and 12 points respectfully, while Udoh added eight rebounds and three blocks.
All of the Hawks starters finished with double figures, led by Joe Johnson's 18 despite being obviously still hobbled in his first game back from knee injury. Josh Smith finished with 14 and 10 boards, while Marvin Williams and Zaza Paculia each had themselves double-doubles as well. Atlanta shot only 32.6 percent from the floor in the first half, finishing around the same mark at 33.7.
As a whole both teams shot 5-30 from downtown, with the W's accounting for only one of them.
It wasn't the prettiest game, but a win is a win. Now the Warriors turn their focus to the 76ers in Philadelphia on Friday.
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