Clint Capela contributed 24 points and 18 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Golden State Warriors 117-111 on Sunday for their third straight win.
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green returned from missing injuries in an embarrassing blowout against Toronto on Friday. The Warriors were a different team, but they couldn’t finish against the Hawks.
Curry, who returned from a tailbone injury, finished with 37 points in the Warriors’ third straight loss and seventh of their last eight games.
Kevin Huerter stole the ball from Curry, and Young passed to Capella on a fast break dunk that tied the score 67-67 with 6:09 left in the third period. Green responded immediately with a triple and the Warriors held the lead until Lou Williams made two successive field shots to put the Hawks up 88-87 early in the fourth quarter.
There were 16 lead changes and 17 draws in the game before Huerter’s 3-pointer gave Atlanta a 100-98 lead. Tony Snell continued with a triple to make the score 103-98, and the Hawks led the rest of the game. Williams scored again to extend Atlanta’s lead to 105-98, and Golden State couldn’t get within two points for the remainder of the game.
A shot from Capela with 41 seconds left put the score 112-106 and ended with the last threat from the Warriors.