Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 2/23

Game 1: Wednesday, February 23rd
Hawks96Final
Warriors101
Game 2: Saturday, March 12th
Warriors105Final
Hawks92

Warriors 105

(20-43, 9-25 away)

Hawks 92

(11-51, 8-21 home)

    Coverage: FSBAY

    7:00 PM ET, March 12, 2005

    Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA

    1 2 3 4 T
    GS 28 26 36 15105
    ATL 26 14 25 2792

    Top Performers

    Golden State: J. Richardson 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Atlanta: J. Childress 18 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast

    Even one of the refs couldn't believe the shooting display

    ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Dunleavy had no idea the Golden State Warriors were one 3-pointer from tying the NBA record.

    "You don't think about that stuff when it's going on," Dunleavy said. "We were getting it in the middle and throwing it back out for easy shots. In the first three quarters, we were pretty solid as far as shots, knocking down 3s."

    Dunleavy and Jason Richardson each scored 22 points, and the Warriors set a team record with 18 3-pointers in a 105-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

    "One of the referees said he couldn't believe they were shooting the ball like that," Hawks guard Tyronn Lue said. "He said he'd never seen anything like it."

    Dunleavy was 6-for-7 from 3-point range, and Baron Davis went 6-for-10 and scored 20 points. The Warriors, 18-for-33 overall on 3s, became the fifth team to fall one shy of the NBA record set by Atlanta in a 107-93 victory in Dallas on Dec. 17, 1996.

    "It's all rhythm," Davis said. "It starts with our defense. When were playing as a team like that, it's hard to match up with us."

    Atlanta, which entered the game with the league's worst percentage on 3s, was 1-for-8 beyond the arc.

    Josh Childress led the Hawks with 18 points, and Al Harrington had 17. On Friday night, Atlanta ended a 13-game losing streak and 23-game road losing streak with an overtime victory in Toronto.

    Owners of the NBA's worst record at 11-51, the Hawks again failed to win consecutive games for the first time this season.

    "We missed a good opportunity to get two in a row for the first time," Harrington said. "But they were too hot for us to catch them."

    Outscoring the Warriors 62-32 in the paint gave the Hawks little consolation.

    "We were sluggish," Atlanta forward Tom Gugliotta said. "We didn't have anything that would stop them. Their 3-point shooting is something we went over before the game. We left guys open. Dunleavy hurt us. We weren't doing enough on defense. We were missing point-blank shots."

    Golden State, 1-for-8 from 3-point range in the fourth, broke the team record of 17 set against Sacramento on Feb. 9, 1989.

    Warriors coach Mike Montgomery indicated that he and his players were unaware of the NBA record for 3s.

    "I don't know that we could've shot any more than we did," Montgomery said. "Obviously, you're going to win most games when you shoot the ball like that. It's the most we've made as a franchise. I think that kind of shell-shocked Atlanta, just got them back on their heels."

    Montgomery loves how easily Davis, a two-time All-Star that Golden State acquired in a Feb. 24 trade with New Orleans, has blended in. The sixth-year guard finished with eight assists.

    "Baron really does a nice job of creating opportunities for guys," Montgomery said. "And when the ball's coming inside-out like he gets it, the shots come a little easier."

    Game notes


    Derek Fisher added 15 points for Golden State. ... The Warriors won their sixth straight over Atlanta, including the last three at Philips Arena. ... Golden State finished a 13-day, eight-game trip 4-4. ... The last time the Warriors won four games on a single trip was Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 1978. ... Of the Hawks' poor effort on 3-point attempts, none was worse than Predrag Drobnjak's brick at the end of the second quarter. Shooting from the top of the arc, Drobnjak watched his ball hit off the bottom of the backboard as the 24-second clock expired.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GS
    ATL
    Points 105 92
    FGM-FGA 40-94 (.426) 39-87 (.448)
    3PM-3PA 18-33 (.545) 1-8 (.125)
    FTM-FTA 7-12 (.583) 13-16 (.813)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 17-49 11-47
    Assists 26 24
    Turnovers 12 15
    Steals 10 10
    Blocks 7 12
    Fast Break Points 12 24
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 27 7

    Top Performers

    Golden State
    Atlanta
    Jason Richardson Richardson
    Points: 22
    Reb: 3
    Ast: 4
    Stl: 3
    Blk: 1
    Josh Childress Childress
    Points: 18
    Reb: 11
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0