OAKLAND, CA – Kevin Durant never found his typical offensive flow and found it strange playing without the fiery Draymond…
OAKLAND, CA – Kevin Durant never found his typical offensive flow and found it strange playing without the fiery Draymond Green, even though they have not got rid of everything that went down one night earlier in Los Angeles.  Durant does not share any details.
“I’ll keep this, that’s what we do here,” Durant said. “I try not to give any headlines. What happened happened. We try to continue, we’re just trying to play basketball.”
Durant scored 29 points with a key bell at the last minute, one day after a screaming episode on the bench with Green at least partially led to his teammate’s suspension Tuesday and the underprivileged Golden State Warriors held by Atlanta Hawks 1
Klay Thompson scored 24 points as Splash Brother Stephen Curry missed his third straight game with a strained left lion. The two-time MVP shuffled and danced as he celebrated huge games from the bench.
Taurean Prince scored 22 points, scored four 3 points and finished 8 to 14 from the floor in Hawks fifth straight loss and ninth in 10.
Durant led the way even though he shot 9 of 23 hours after Warriors interrupted All Star Green for a game without paying to harm the team. He came in with Durant on the bench at the end of regulation in a 121-116 overtime failure for Clippers and Green was not even in the arena on Tuesday.
Jonas Jerebko started instead of Green and had the best season of 14 points and 14 rebounds – “He was our MVP tonight,” said coach Steve Kerr – when the warriors stayed undefeated in the second game of back-to-back this season.
Quinn Cook beat six of the Golden State 28 helping to play at Curry’s place.
“I think we are all professional. We love each other. We are with each other every day for nine months. Brothers will fight and brothers will get into it, “said Cook. “I think the biggest thing we know the common goal, we know what’s at stake. These guys have been good for a while. I think we’ll all come by and get together. It’s going to make us stronger.”
Does Durant agree?
“Who knows, we’ll see,” he said.
The dazzling Atlanta rookie Trae Young was held four points on 2-for-12 shooters and missed all five tries from beyond the bow. The Hawks released their eighth straight against Warriors and seventh in a row at the Oracle Arena.
Golden State shot 6 for 21 in the opening quarter, missing 7 out of 9 3-point attempts.
“Not a simple game back-back, just got a little tired, a little emotionally spent and we had to grind it,” said Kerr. “I’m proud of the guys. It was not our best game but it was a good bet. We stayed fixed. “