Klay Thompson scored 54, 6th a career best, to fuel the Warriors’ 2OT win

San Francisco — Kevon Looney Turning the game winner on his offensive rebound as the final buzzer sounded in the second overtime after missing moments before, Clay Thompson Scored a season-best 54 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks 143-141 Monday night.

Tra Young The layup tied the score with 8.2 seconds remaining before the Warriors’ final chance. Young made four crucial free throws late in the first overtime and finished with 30 points and 14 assists.

Looney grabbed 20 rebounds (10 offensive) for 14 points and five assists. Draymond Green He made his only 3 point attempt in the game with 43.8 seconds remaining in the second overtime and finished with 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

Looney laughed when asked if he ever scored the game-winning basket—”Not the playoff game winner.”

“I sped the first time I didn’t think I had much time, but I saw I had more time so I took my time on the second and made it,” Looney said.

Thompson shot 21-for-39 and his ten three-pointers matched a season-high — and his 54 points were six short of his career-best scoring of 60 in three quarters on December 5, 2016.

“He fired shot after shot and play after play, it was amazing,” said coach Steve Kerr.

Thompson hit the go-ahead 3 with 18 seconds remaining in the first overtime after tying the 3 with 1:55 to go into the initial overtime period.

Thompson had recently started ignoring social media, slowing things down to be more patient and found his form from the back in 2019 before surgeries on his left knee and right Achilles tendon kept him out for more than two and a half years.

He is approaching the one-year anniversary of his return to court on January 9.

He said: “It’s better than good, amazing. Those moments when you get the ball while playing down the line and your teammates trust you, those are what you really live for as a competitive, like a basketball player. It was hard to see those at times during the rehabilitation process.

Donte Divincenzo Blocked a crucial offensive rebound, then dropped a tying three-pointer with 0.6 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime after Thompson and Jordan Paul Each missed from long range during the same sequence.

DiVincenzo pulled off another key rebound with 1:23 remaining in the first overtime period to help the undermanned defending champion achieve a season-best five-game winning streak with a sixth straight home win.

MVP of the NBA Finals Stephen Curry He danced pleased with the result after missing his ninth straight game with a partially dislocated left shoulder.

Poole’s 3 put Golden State ahead 129-126 with 1:35 left in the first overtime. He finished with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists from his 40-point game in a 118-112 win over Portland on Friday night.

John Collins He scored 21 of his 25 points after halftime and had 13 assists as the Hawks came back after trailing by as much as 21 points at halftime. Dijonte Murray He also scored 25 to go with 10 rebounds and 7 assists.

All five of Atlanta’s starters scored in double figures, as did he Bogdan Bogdanovichwith 21 from the bench.

DeAndre Hunter He returned from missing three games with a left ankle injury to score 17 points for the Hawks, which lost its fourth in a row. Atlanta was up at third to tie at 95 heading into fourth.

Thompson had 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting with four three-pointers in the first half. His third of the fourth night forced Hawks coach Nate McMillan into a timeout at 4:30 of the first quarter.

This time around, the Falcons made amends: They surrendered a season-best 47 points LeBron James on his 38th birthday in a 130-121 home loss on Friday night.

Golden State is 17-2 at Chase Center and 5-0 in its current eight-game home run which is the longest in franchise history.

DiVincenzo took over the defensive duties against Young, who hit four of his first six shots with a triple.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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