San Francisco, January 25, 2024, The Europe Today: The Golden State Warriors secured a commanding 134-112 victory against the Atlanta Hawks, led by a remarkable performance from Jonathan Kuminga, who tied a franchise record by making all 11 of his shots, totaling 25 points. The win, marked by an emotional pregame ceremony in memory of former assistant coach Dejan Milojevic, helped the Warriors break a two-game losing streak.
The evening commenced with a poignant on-court tribute to Milojevic, the former Hawks summer-league coach and three-year Warriors assistant, who passed away on January 17 following a heart attack during a team dinner. The Warriors responded with resilience and a strong team effort, displaying a level of focus that reflected the significance of the occasion.
Kuminga’s flawless shooting performance, going 11-for-11, equaled a franchise record set by Chris Mullin in 1990. Kuminga also showcased versatility with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks. The Warriors, playing their first game in nine days, demonstrated their depth with Stephen Curry contributing 25 points and Klay Thompson adding 24.
The absence of Trae Young due to a concussion impacted the Hawks, but Dejounte Murray and Jalen Johnson tried to fill the void with 23 and 21 points, respectively. Despite their efforts, the Hawks couldn’t match the Warriors’ offensive efficiency.
The win was a collective effort for the Warriors, with key contributions from Curry, Thompson, and Draymond Green, who added 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. The team shot an impressive 56 percent overall and 48.5 percent from beyond the arc.
The Warriors and Hawks will meet again on February 3 in Atlanta to conclude their two-game season series.