ATLANTA -- The Golden State Warriors waited a long time to get going, but they overcame a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stretch their winning streak to eight games with a 101-100 victory over the ATLANTA Hawks on Friday night.
Forward Andrew Iguodala hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Warriors, who had appeared to be suffering a hangover from their victory the night 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.
Iguodala, who was held to seven points, tossed the ball in, got it back and sank the winning shot from the left wing.
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.