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Hawks fall to Golden State 119-114
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Jackson, right, and Atlanta Hawks' Joe Johnson fight for the ball during the first half Friday in Oakland, Calif. - photo by Ben Margot

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jamal Crawford scored 29 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final three minutes, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-114 on Friday night.

Stephen Jackson, in his first game since a hamstring injury, added 24 points for the Warriors. Corey Maggette had 24 points and a season-high 15 rebounds.

Joe Johnson scored 25 points for the Hawks, who lost for the fifth time in six games. Maurice Evans added 21 points and Michael Bibby had 20.

Bibby hit consecutive 3-pointers as Atlanta turned a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit into a four-point lead with 3:24 remaining. Crawford hit back-to-back jumpers to tie it and then give the Warriors the lead for good with 2:11 left.

The same day the Warriors learned Jackson would return to action, C.J. Watson's turf toe worsened to the point he had trouble walking.

Jackson, who missed the past four games with a right hamstring strain, helped spark the Warriors, who led 100-88 early in the final quarter before the Hawks went on an 18-2 run.

Atlanta snapped a four-game losing streak, and a three-game road losing streak, in their last contest. The Hawks opened the season with four consecutive road victories but has gone 4-12 away from home since.

After winning nine of their last 10 games in December, the Hawks have lost six of eight.

Crawford's late jumper put the Warriors ahead 85-81 at the end of the third quarter, and his blocked shot of Zaza Pachulia at the buzzer helped carry the momentum into the final period.

Ronnie Turiaf, Crawford and Maggette each scored in the first 1:30 of the fourth as Golden State opened a 10-point advantage, prompting Hawks' coach Mike Woodson to call a timeout.

The Warriors led 56-51 at halftime.

Notes: An MRI exam on Watson revealed inflammation in his left big toe. He's listed as day-to-day. ... Pachulia's first field goal of the game gave him 1,000 for his career. ... The Warriors had at least five players reach double figures in scoring for the 27th time. ... Johnson scored 13 points in the second quarter on 5-of-8 shooting. ... The game featured 15 lead changes and 11 ties. ... The Warriors and their opponents have scored at least 100 points in each of the past 10 games. ... The Warriors shot over 82 percent from the foul line two days after a 61 percent performance.

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