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Andre Iguodala wins it at buzzer; win streak at 8

  • Andre Iguodala (9) hits a three-point basket to give the Warriors a 101-100 win over the Atlanta Hawks as time expires on Friday night. (JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press)

ATLANTA — Andre Iguodala drained a three-pointer at the buzzer before a stunned crowd as the Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-100 on Friday night for their eighth straight win.

Iguodala's shot, his second game-winner of the season, completed a Warriors rally from 15 points down in the fourth quarter.

Playing on back-to-back nights after an energized win in Miami on Thursday, the Warriors (22-13) were stuck in a daze for most of the game. They trailed 91-76 with 6:48 to play and had missed 18 straight 3-pointers.

But at long last, Golden State came to life. The Warriors scored eight straight, then after the Hawks hit a couple free throws, Stephen Curry finally broke the 3-point drought with his first of the game. That made it a six-point deficit with 5:05 left.

Harrison Barnes hit a 3 with 2:42 to play to make it a one-point game, and moments later, Iguodala recorded a steal that led to a Curry layup for a 96-95 lead with 2:12 left.

But Atlanta answered with five straight to regain the lead. The Warriors got a defensive stop with 3.2 seconds to play trailing 100-98.

Golden State called a timeout, and Iguodala inbounded to Curry. He was draped and tossed back to Iguodala, who calmly knocked down the 3 to win it.

The Warriors actually started the game hot and hit seven of their first eight shots, with Klay Thompson doing most of the damage. He hit his first four, including three 3-pointers. Even after both teams hit a lull, Golden State had a seven-point lead.

But the Warriors iced up and made only three of their next 17 shots and finished the first quarter shooting 40 percent. They still held a 24-21 lead.

Golden State stuck with its reserve lineup for the first 3Â minutes of the second quarter and fell behind 31-28. The starters returned and turn it into a four-point lead for the Warriors, but the Hawks tied it up at 46 by halftime.

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