The Warriors, down 15 points midway in the final period, rallied to edge the ATLANTA Hawks 101-100 on Iguodala's 3-pointer Friday night after appearing most of the game to be suffering a hangover from a victory the day before at Miami.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who scored 36 points in a 123-114 victory over the defending NBA champion Miami Heat on Thursday night, produced 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to spark the comeback.
"He turned a bad night for us into a good night," Curry said. "He's made a lot of big shots and he did it again."
Curry, who was just 1-for-7 on 3-pointers, scored with 28 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to two points and the Warriors got the ball back with 3.1 seconds after Hawks forward Paul Millsap missed a hurried shot.
"We defended the initial action pretty well," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said of the final play. "Steph Curry demands a lot of attention. We got the ball out of his hands and then they made a tough shot. It's a credit to Iguodala, a credit to Curry to make the pass. Two good players made a good play."
"Every part of the play worked," Iguodala said.
Golden State, which finished 6-for-27 on 3-point shots, committed six turnovers and was 0 of 4 from behind the arc in the third quarter as the Hawks took a 72-64 lead. ATLANTA quickly pushed the lead into double figures before the Warriors rallied.
Thompson hit his first four shots from the field, three from behind the arc, en route to 11 first-quarter points and had 15 points at halftime. But the Warriors, up by seven points in the first quarter, went cold after Thompson's hot start and were 3 of 15 on 3-pointers while settling for a 46-46 halftime tie.
Hawks guard Kyle Korver didn't waste any time stretching his NBA record to 102 consecutive games with a 3-pointer, connecting on his first shot just 30 seconds into the first quarter. The Hawks were 8 of 17 on 3-pointers in the first half, with Antic going 3 of 4.
NOTES: C Andrew Bogut, who had to leave the Warriors' victory at Miami in the third quarter with a strained right calf on Thursday, started against the Hawks on Friday. ... The Warriors continue their seven-game road trip at Washington on Sunday, then visit Milwaukee on Tuesday and Brooklyn on Wednesday. ... Rookie C Pero Antic got the first start of his NBA career as the Hawks tried a fourth different combination in four games with C Al Horford out for the season after surgery on a torn pectoral muscle. ... F DeMarre Carroll returned for the Hawks after missing the previous two games because of a sprained right thumb. ... The Hawks play at Chicago on Saturday and at Brooklyn on Monday to complete a stretch of three games in four days. ... G Jared Cunningham had 22 points on Thursday in his first game back with Bakersfield after being returned by the Hawks to the NBA Development League.