Give the Atlanta Hawks credit, they made the Warriors work for their 12th straight win (which is saying something, the previous 11 the Warriors had won by an average of 19.1 per game).
In the end, the Warriors got the buckets they needed from Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry (25 a piece), but it was Golden State’s defense that sealed the game. The Warriors held the Hawks to 27 percent shooting in the fourth quarter, including 3-of-10 in the paint.
And then Green danced.
The Warriors defense took a while to come around, but it is currently eighth best in the NBA overall, and over the last five games it is the best in the NBA (allowing 91.1 points per 100 possessions). Pair that with the Golden State offense and… damn this team will be tough to beat four out of seven.