Originally created 02/19/01

Terry and Hawks too much for Warriors



OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jason Terry scored 38 points as the Atlanta Hawks sent the Golden State Warriors to their fourth-straight loss with a 98-91 victory Sunday night.

The Warriors have won just one of the past 10 games and have not shot better than 46 percent from the floor in 14 consecutive games. Against the Hawks, they could manage just 36 percent shooting.

Atlanta, which snapped a seven-game losing streak with a victory at Seattle on Saturday night, got 17 points and 16 rebounds from Lorenzen Wright.

Antawn Jamison led the Warriors with 37 points and 19 rebounds.

The Hawks opened the second half with a 50-49 advantage, but the Warriors went on a 12-3 run to take a 62-53 lead on Mookie Blaylock's 3-pointer.

The Warriors clung to the lead, going up 75-67 on Jamison's dunk with less than two minutes left in the third quarter.

After Vonteego Cumming's slam made it 78-71 for the Warriors, the Hawks' Larry Robinson had a layup and a 3-pointer before Cal Bowdler put Atlanta back in the lead at 79-78.

Larry Hughes got the Warriors to 89-88 with 1:18 left, but Golden State could not take the lead.

The Warriors led 5-2 early on Bobby Sura's 3-pointer, but trailed for most of the first half, shooting only 36 percent from the floor.

The Hawks went up 38-30 on DerMarr Johnson's slam dunk with 8:55 left before the half, but the Warriors pecked away at the deficit and tied it at 38 on Hughes' turnaround jumper at 6:29.

Golden State took a 41-40 lead on Cummings' jumper, and extended the lead to three on Jamison's tip-in with just more than five minutes until the half.

The Hawks pulled back in front and extended their lead to 50-46 on Jason Terry's slam dunk seconds before halftime, but Jamison hit a 3-pointer as the clock ran out to narrow the margin to 50-49.

Notes: Blaylock needs five more steals to reach 2,000 for his career. Only seven other NBA players have reached that mark. ... Steve Holman, the radio voice of the Atlanta Hawks, made is 1,000th straight broadcast Sunday night. His streak is the second-longest in the NBA behind Chick Hearn of the Lakers. ... The Warriors have lost nine of the last 12 against the Hawks. ... Golden State's Chris Mullin missed a second straight game with a strained lower back ... American League MVP Jason Giambi and his brother and Oakland Athletics teammate, Jeremy, were at Sunday night's game.