Barnes helps Warriors hold off Hawks, 92-88

Barnes helps Warriors hold off Hawks, 92-88
November 15, 2012, 1:25 am

Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague, right, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Rookie Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, making a pair of critical free throws in the final minute to help the Golden State Warriors hold off the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 92-88 on Wednesday night.

David Lee added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Stephen Curry scored 12 to put the Warriors ahead by 13 points early in the fourth quarter. The Hawks hacked that lead to two but Barnes and Jarrett Jack each made a pair of free throws to seal Golden State's victory.

Lou Williams scored 18 points, including three straight 3-pointers that whittled the Warriors' lead to a basket with 11.2 seconds remaining. Josh Smith added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which had Al Horford and Devin Harris out because of a stomach illness.