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Big Three leads Warriors to 128-111 win over Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) Golden State's Big Three went for balance.

Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Kevin Durant had 28 and Klay Thompson chipped in with 27 as the Warriors cruised past the Atlanta Hawks 128-111 Monday night, snapping a six-game losing streak on the road.

All three stars have scored more than 50 points in a game this season.

This time, they spread the wealth .

''Our defense set the tone,'' Curry said. ''Everybody gets to touch the ball.''

With Curry scoring 18 points in the opening quarter, this one was never in doubt.

Golden State raced to a 34-17 lead in the first 12 minutes - Curry outscored the Hawks by himself - and the defending NBA champions won for only the fourth time in 10 games.

Playing for the second time since missing 11 games with a groin injury, Curry hit his first six shots, four of them beyond the arc . He finished 6 of 10 from 3-point range

''I think he's now back in the groove,'' coach Steve Kerr said. ''He looked great handling the ball.''

The Warriors led 61-47 at halftime and stretched the margin as high as 24 points, sending the rebuilding Hawks to their third straight loss.

''We needed a win on the road,'' Curry said. ''We kind of didn't want to give them life.''

Despite the win, Kerr said he's not pleased with his team's performance.

''We're not where we need to be by any stretch of the imagination,'' Kerr said. ''We've been kind of uneven to this point.''

John Collins led Atlanta with 24 points , and Trae Young added 20.

But it was a tough night for Young, the rookie guard who the Hawks are hoping to turn into their Curry-like centerpiece. He had seven turnovers and missed all five of his 3-point attempts.

''I really don't listen to or care about the comparisons,'' Young said. ''All I'm thinking about are my teammates and putting them in the best position to win.''

The youngster is struggling with his shot, especially from long range. He's only connecting on 23.9 percent of his 3-pointers.

''They're picking me up full court,'' Young said. ''They're not going to just sag off and let me have open 3s. I've got to find a way to knock them down. I will.''

INJURY REPORT

Hawks forward Taurean Prince could be out for an extended period after spraining his left ankle when he came down on Shaun Livingston while shooting.

Prince hobbled to the locker room in the fourth quarter. Afterward, he headed for home on crutches.

''The X-rays were negative,'' Prince said. ''We'll have an MRI tomorrow.''

For Golden State, Draymond Green missed his ninth straight game with a sprained toe on his right foot. He's expected to miss at least the last two games of a five-game road trip, which ties the longest of the season.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Improved to 31-3 when Curry, Thompson and Durant all reach 20 points. ... Golden State has won nine in a row over the Hawks, including four straight in Atlanta. ... Thompson has scored at least 20 points in nine straight games, the longest streak of his career. ... Kevon Looney scored a season-high 14 points . ... Quinn Cook picked up five fouls in only 11 minutes.

Hawks: Jeremy Lin returned after missing two games with a sprained left ankle, scoring 14 points and converting a couple of three-point plays after drawing fouls on drives to the basket ... DeAndre' Bembry didn't have much luck trying to guard Durant, picking up four fouls. ... Atlanta had 18 turnovers and went 5 of 26 from outside the 3-point stripe. ''We've got to value the ball a little bit better than we have,'' coach Lloyd Pierce said.

CURRY'S FOULS

The Warriors star went to the bench after picking up his third foul with 2 1/2 minutes left in the first half.

Kerr strolled over near center court, where Vince Carter was checking into the game for Atlanta.

''A lot of people paid good money to see him play,'' Kerr said, referring to Curry.

Carter smiled.

Curry picked up only one foul the rest of the way, playing a little over 29 minutes.

ROOKIE OF THE MONTH

Young was named Eastern Conference rookie of the month for October and November after averaging 15.6 points and 7.6 assists in the first month and a half of the season.

Despite the accolades, he isn't satisfied with his performance.

''Personally, I haven't played the way I wanted to,'' he said. ''I know I haven't.''

UP NEXT

Warriors: Continue their road trip at Cleveland on Wednesday.

Hawks: Host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

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Key Players
K. Durant
35 SF
T. Young
11 PG
29.2 Min. Per Game 29.2
15.6 Pts. Per Game 15.6
7.6 Ast. Per Game 7.6
3.0 Reb. Per Game 3.0
51.8 Field Goal % 37.9
51.0 Three Point % 37.2
93.1 Free Throw % 80.6
+ 3 DeAndre' Bembry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeremy Lin 0:22
  Offensive rebound by Jeremy Lin 0:34
  Justin Anderson missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:38
+ 3 Marcus Derrickson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Bell 0:47
  Offensive rebound by Jordan Bell 0:48
  Marcus Derrickson missed jump shot 0:52
+ 1 Justin Anderson made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:08
+ 1 Justin Anderson made 1st of 2 free throws 1:08
+ 1 Jeremy Lin made free throw 1:08
  Unsportsmanlike technical foul 1:08
  Shooting foul on Marcus Derrickson 1:08
Team Stats
Points 128 111
Field Goals 48-82 (58.5%) 44-90 (48.9%)
3-Pointers 13-24 (54.2%) 5-26 (19.2%)
Free Throws 19-22 (86.4%) 18-24 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 44 45
Offensive 6 9
Defensive 33 26
Team 5 10
Assists 33 23
Steals 10 10
Blocks 8 4
Turnovers 20 18
Fouls 24 21
Technicals 3 0
28 PTS, 5 REB, 8 AST
24 PTS, 11 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Warriors 16-9 34273631128
home team logo Hawks 5-19 17303034111
Team Stats
away team logo Warriors 16-9 114.1 PPG 43.3 RPG 28.4 APG
home team logo Hawks 5-19 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
S. Curry PG 28.2 PPG 6.0 RPG 5.7 APG 44.1 FG%
J. Collins PF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
S. Curry PG 30 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
J. Collins PF 24 PTS 11 REB 2 AST
58.5 FG% 48.9
54.2 3PT FG% 19.2
86.4 FT% 75.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Curry 30 3 2 10/17 6/10 4/4 4 29 1 1 3 0 3 +22 36
K. Durant 28 5 8 10/13 1/3 7/8 2 33 2 0 5 0 5 +31 46
K. Thompson 27 8 2 10/19 3/5 4/4 0 32 1 0 2 0 8 +24 38
K. Looney 14 4 5 7/9 0/0 0/2 1 28 2 2 1 1 3 +21 31
A. Iguodala 2 2 5 1/3 0/1 0/0 2 21 1 2 0 1 1 +18 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Curry 30 3 2 10/17 6/10 4/4 4 29 1 1 3 0 3 +22 36
K. Durant 28 5 8 10/13 1/3 7/8 2 33 2 0 5 0 5 +31 46
K. Thompson 27 8 2 10/19 3/5 4/4 0 32 1 0 2 0 8 +24 38
K. Looney 14 4 5 7/9 0/0 0/2 1 28 2 2 1 1 3 +21 31
A. Iguodala 2 2 5 1/3 0/1 0/0 2 21 1 2 0 1 1 +18 17
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Jerebko 12 5 2 4/4 2/2 2/2 2 23 0 1 0 0 5 +10 22
J. Bell 6 6 3 3/7 0/0 0/0 2 19 1 1 3 2 4 -4 17
Q. Cook 4 2 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 5 13 1 0 1 0 2 -12 6
M. Derrickson 3 1 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 -7 3
S. Livingston 2 1 5 0/1 0/0 2/2 0 18 1 1 2 1 0 +1 13
D. Lee 0 2 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 12 0 0 1 1 1 -12 3
J. Evans 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 -7 -1
D. Cousins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McKinnie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 128 39 33 48/82 13/24 19/22 24 236 10 8 20 6 33 +85 231
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Collins 24 11 2 11/14 0/1 2/3 2 29 0 1 2 3 8 -6 38
T. Young 20 0 3 8/20 0/5 4/6 1 25 0 0 7 0 0 -3 19
T. Waller-Prince 14 1 3 5/10 3/6 1/1 2 27 1 0 2 0 1 -9 20
K. Huerter 10 5 4 4/6 0/2 2/2 3 27 1 1 3 2 3 +1 22
D. Dedmon 6 10 1 3/8 0/0 0/0 2 31 4 1 0 2 8 -8 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Collins 24 11 2 11/14 0/1 2/3 2 29 0 1 2 3 8 -6 38
T. Young 20 0 3 8/20 0/5 4/6 1 25 0 0 7 0 0 -3 19
T. Waller-Prince 14 1 3 5/10 3/6 1/1 2 27 1 0 2 0 1 -9 20
K. Huerter 10 5 4 4/6 0/2 2/2 3 27 1 1 3 2 3 +1 22
D. Dedmon 6 10 1 3/8 0/0 0/0 2 31 4 1 0 2 8 -8 23
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Lin 14 5 5 5/9 0/1 4/5 3 24 2 0 2 1 4 -17 29
D. Bembry 11 2 1 4/6 1/2 2/3 4 19 1 0 0 1 1 -3 16
J. Anderson 4 0 0 1/2 0/1 2/2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 +3 4
V. Carter 4 1 2 2/8 0/3 0/0 0 17 0 0 0 0 1 -15 9
K. Bazemore 3 0 1 1/6 1/4 0/0 2 19 0 1 2 0 0 -23 4
M. Plumlee 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 +3 1
A. Len 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 -7 0
O. Spellman 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 -1 3
J. Adams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Dorsey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 111 35 23 44/90 5/26 18/24 21 234 10 4 18 9 26 -85 188