Resorting to a slogan thought to be obsolete, the Warriors concluded a five-game road trip Monday night with a 119-111 win over the Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Eleven different Warriors entered the scoring column, six in double figures, as they recalled the “Strength in Numbers” catchphrase that defined their play in the previous two seasons.
Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala scored 24 points apiece to lead the offense. Klay Thompson tossed in 13 points, Draymond Green 12, with David West and Ian Clark adding 10 apiece.
With Kevin Durant out, the Warriors needed scoring from elsewhere on the roster. The bench delivered, accounting for 55 points, including 41 in the first half to keep the Warriors (52-11) close until the starters caught fire after halftime.
Point guard Dennis Schroeder scored 23 points to lead Atlanta, which fell to 34-29.
On a night when the Warriors rode a team effort, Iguodala and Green are the logical choices.
Iguodala’s line: 24 points (6-of-8 from the field, including 4-of-6 from deep, 8-of-11 from the line), five rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block. He played 35 minutes and finished minus-2.
Green’s line: 12 points (4-of-10, 2-of-5, 2-of-2) eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. He played 30 minutes and was plus-7.
Down 66-61 at the half, the Warriors opened the second half with a 16-4 run, taking a 77-70 lead with 8:03 left in the third quarter.
Though the Hawks rallied, cutting the margin to one early in the fourth quarter, the Warriors never again lost the lead.
Warriors: F Kevin Durant (L knee sprain, tibial bone bruise) was listed as out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League.
Hawks: G/F Mike Dunleavy (R ankle synovitis) was listed as out.
The Warriors return to the Bay Area for one game, facing the Boston Celtics Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:35 Pacific.