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