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Caption:OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 01: Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks tries to steal the ball from Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on March 1, 2016 in Oakland, California.

Draymond Green Makes 3-Pointer In OT To Lead Warriors To Win Over Hawks

Despite missing star point guard Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala due to ankle and hamstring injuries respectively, the Golden State Warriors still managed to secure a 109-105 overtime home victory against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night, with Draymond Green scoring the shot-clock-beating 3-pointer.

Draymond Green Makes 3-Pointer In OT To Lead Warriors To Win Over Hawks

“I had struggled the whole game, but I knew that one was going in,” Green started. “I teed it up right, I lined it up and locked it down.” He also added that his big shot with 40 seconds left in overtime was “just a desperation heave.”

The Warriors were up 104-103 with 1:05 left in overtime, and after Klay Thompson made a difficult pass to Andrew Bogut towards the baseline, Bogut passed it out to Green in a desperate attempt to get a shot off. Green capitalized and delivered by picking it up and shooting in one motion to sink a miracle three-pointer.

Green’s three didn’t end the game, however. Dennis Schroder made two free throws at the other end to put the Warriors up 107-105, and then Thompson faked Paul Millsap to secure the win for the Warriors. The Warriors have now won 43 games in a row at Oracle Arena, and will look to tie the Chicago Bulls’ record of 44 straight home wins (running from March 1995 to April 1996) on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was visibly more effusive in his complimentary remarks following the game. “Terrific victory,” he summarized. “How hard our guys played was so evident throughout the game.”

When asked after why he was so happy, Kerr simply answered: “I like winning. Winning is good.”

The Hawks will visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 01: Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks tries to steal the ball from Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on March 1, 2016 in Oakland, California.

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