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Andre Iguodala hits the game-winner over Hawks as Warriors win eighth straight (VIDEO)

Jan 4, 2014, 12:32 AM EDT

Fresh off of a picturesque win over the Miami Heat on Thursday, the Warriors were able to rally for their eighth straight victory in Atlanta on the very next night.

Andre Iguodala provided the heroics, hitting the game-winning three at the buzzer.

The play wasn’t exactly of intricate design, considering the ball was inbounded to Stephen Curry well beyond the three-point arc with 3.2 seconds remaining, and both defenders in the vicinity wisely doubled Curry some 30-plus feet from the basket.

But Iguodala has quite the clutch reputation, and he calmly drained the shot as time expired to keep Golden State’s impressive win streak alive.

  1. money2long - Jan 4, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    im curious…

    were heat fans, for any reason, hoping the hawks would avenge the miami loss from yesterday against these warriors ?

    • antistratfordian - Jan 4, 2014 at 1:27 AM

      Why would they? The Warriors are yesterday’s news.

    • eventhorizon04 - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:36 AM

      No. First, the Warriors beat the Heat cleanly, so I don’t see why any Heat fans would feel the urge for “revenge.” It’s just 1 loss in a long, long regular season.

      Second, I don’t know how the Hawks beating the Warriors would qualify as “revenge” in favor of the Heat. A team only achieves revenge if they themselves beat a specific opponent. It’s not revenge if somebody else does it.

    • money2long - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:49 AM

      i dunno. i just picture most heat fans saying something like..

      ” see. and the warriors lose the next day. they only won becuz curry was hot. and look at them go out the very next day and lose to the hawks with no horford. it was just their lucky night. they can’t hang with the heat. they just got lucky. look at them losing the very next day. curry had a good night blah blah blah. ”

      something like that. but i guess the warriors were still able to keep their win streak alive. so i was wondering what heat fans truly felt. although i didn’t expect any one of them to be so bluntly honest.

      • antistratfordian - Jan 4, 2014 at 4:08 AM

        Nah, it’s not like that with them. There is no emotional investment in a contest against the Warriors. They’re not the Spurs or Thunder (finals foes with big names), or the Pacers (regular playoff partners who are just irritating), or even the Lakers (who I never like them to lose to under any circumstance). It’s more like losing to Detroit or Sacramento – you lose, you shrug your shoulders and move on to the next one – just an average loss in a long season.

      • antistratfordian - Jan 4, 2014 at 4:11 AM

        Oh, forgot to mention the Bulls. They’re a lot like the Pacers – even without Rose. Don’t like losing to them at all.

  2. lakerade - Jan 4, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    Iggy. Makes so much difference.

  3. theromeo2k - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    That Celebration was so cool!! I love Iggy and the Warriors!!!

  4. ddpenny - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:25 AM

    hey Antique!! this is not the euroleague where people shoot regular 3s on halfcourt.

    • davidly - Jan 4, 2014 at 7:22 AM

      Iggy like: “Yo. I’m ‘o’na teach you for leaving me at the line for the win!”

  5. davidly - Jan 4, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    Golden State just successfully defended their current lineal title for the fifth time; they were the first team to beat the first lineal champ, the Sixers, and then defended that one on the road in Minnesota before losing it to the Spurs, who went on themselves to a string of eight more wins as lineal champ.

    For the record, San Antonio and Golden State also just happen to be the only teams to hold the title twice this season, for a total of 18 games between them.

  6. bhunter1995 - Jan 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Even though Iggy doesn’t get the best looking stat lines on the team, he is the best/most complete player on the team. He is such a team guy, he just helps GW win games in every way. If this guy wanted to he could drop 20 a game no problem, he did it back in Philly but instead he passes up good shots for great passes and helps his team on both ends with efficient shooting, good passes and lockdown defense.

    • bhunter1995 - Jan 4, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      Actually, Curry is better then Iggy, but Iggy is the second best player on that team.

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