Thompson's season-best 54 leads Warriors past Hawks in 2OT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevon Looney tipped in the game-winner on his own offensive rebound as the final buzzer sounded in the second overtime after missing moments before, Klay Thompson scored a season-best 54 points, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Atlanta Hawks 143-141 on Monday night.

Trae Young tied the score on a layup with 8.2 seconds remaining before the Warriors' final chance. Young made four crucial free throws late in the first OT and finished with 30 points and 14 assists.

Looney had a career-high 21 rebounds to go with 14 points and five assists. Draymond Green made his only 3-point attempt of the game with 43.8 seconds left in the last OT and finished with 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

Thompson shot 21 for 39 and his 10 3-pointers matched a season high — and his 54 were six off his career-best scoring outing of 60 accomplished in three quarters on Dec. 5, 2016. He hit a go-ahead 3 with 18 seconds left in the first overtime after his tying 3 with 1:55 to go in the initial extra period.

Donte DiVincenzo corralled a crucial offensive rebound then knocked down a tying 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into OT after Thompson and Jordan Poole had each missed from long range the same sequence.

DiVincenzo grabbed another key rebound with 1:23 left in the first extra period to help the undermanned defending champions run their season-best winning streak to five games with a sixth straight home victory.

Reigning NBA Finals MVP Stephen Curry danced in delight at outcome after missing his ninth straight game with a partially dislocated left shoulder.

Poole’s 3 put Golden State ahead 129-126 with 1:35 left in the first OT. He finished with 28 points, six rebounds and five assists coming off a 40-point performance in a 118-112 win against Portland on Friday night.

John Collins scored 21 of his 25 points after halftime and dished out 13 assists as the Hawks roared back after trailing by as many as 21 in the first half. Dejounte Murray also scored 25 to go with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

All five Atlanta starters scored in double figures and six players in all, including Bogdan Bogdanovic's 21 off the bench.

De’Andre Hunter returned from a three-game absence with a sprained left ankle to scored 17 points for the Hawks, who lost their fourth straight. Atlanta rallied in the third to tie the game at 95 heading into the fourth.

Thompson had 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting with four 3-pointers by halftime. His fourth 3 of the night forced Hawks coach Nate McMillan into a timeout at the 4:30 mark of the first quarter.

This time, the Hawks made the adjustments: They surrendered a season-best 47 points to LeBron James on his 38th birthday in a 130-121 home loss Friday night.

Golden State is 17-2 at Chase Center and 5-0 on its current eight-game homestand that matches the longest in franchise history.

DiVincenzo took on the defensive duties against Young, who hit four of his first six shots with two 3s.


Jonathan Kuminga joined the injury report with a sprained right foot that swelled up after Friday's game. He is using a walking boot.

Center James Wiseman sat out a second straight game after he rolled his left ankle taking part in a 3-on-3 scrimmage following the morning shootaround Friday. He is getting treatment and improving but unlikely to play Wednesday.

All-Star Andrew Wiggins missed his 14th game, dealing with an illness again that came on the heels of being sidelined by tightness in his right upper leg.

JaMychal Green is out of the league health and safety protocols but now dealing with an infection in his lower right leg.

“He’s been through a lot the last couple of weeks,” coach Steve Kerr said.

The Warriors brought up rookie G Ryan Rollins from G League Santa Cruz for reinforcement.


Hawks: Atlanta shot 2 of 16 from deep in the first half to fall behind 70-53. ... C Clint Capela sat out for the seventh time in eight games with a bruised right calf. “He's getting better every day,” McMillan said, pleased the big man is making “progress.” ... The Hawks are 0-3 on the road vs. the Western Conference.

Warriors: DiVincenzo has at least one steal in 13 straight games. ... Veteran Andre Iguodala, yet to play in a game this season, scrimmaged with the G League squad earlier in the day at Chase Center.


Hawks: At Sacramento on Wednesday night.

Warriors: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.


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Janie Mccauley, The Associated Press