Jonas Jerebko recorded a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double in place of suspended Draymond Green, helping the Golden State Warriors pull away from the Atlanta Hawks for a 110-103 victory Tuesday night in Oakland, Calif.
Green was suspended for the game for conduct detrimental to the team in the wake of a run-in he had with Kevin Durant after Monday’s overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Warriors also played without Stephen Curry, who sat out his third straight game with a strained groin.
The Hawks led by as many as six points in the first half and 58-53 early in the third period before Jerebko, Klay Thompson and Quinn Cook drilled 3-pointers in a 17-2 flurry that turned the game for good in the Warriors’ favor.
In his second start as a Warrior, Jerebko hit five of his 10 shots and four of his seven 3-pointers to account for his season-high point total.
Durant led the Warriors with 29 points. Thompson had 24 and Cook, starting in place of Curry, chipped in with 18 as Golden State improved to 3-0 this season in the game immediately following a loss.
The Warriors also won for the seventh straight time in the game immediately following an overtime affair.
One night after being outscored 30-16 at the foul line, the Warriors got the better of the Hawks 20-11 in a game in which Atlanta had more field goals (40-39) and the teams had the same number of 3-pointers (12-12).
Taurean Prince had a team-high 22 points for the Hawks, who lost their fifth straight overall and eighth straight against Golden State.
Kent Bazemore (18 points), Alex Len (14), DeAndre’ Bembry (13 points), Vince Carter (11) and Jeremy Lin (10) also scored in double figures for Atlanta, which fell to 0-2 on a four-game Western swing.
Rookie star Trae Young suffered through a 2-for-12, four-point night on which he missed all five of his 3-point attempts. He had a game-high nine assists, as well as five rebounds and three steals.
—Field Level Media