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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year in two straight seasons, Draymond Green desperately wants to prove how good Golden State can be on that end of the floor.Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson can have all the scoring glory. Green takes it personally when people question the Warriors D.Green blocked two shots in the final 43.4 seconds, Durant had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Warriors held off the Atlanta Hawks and their strong bench 105-100 on Monday night for a 12th straight victory that tied the third-longest streak in franchise history.I wouldnt necessarily say I have something to prove for that award, more so that people have kind of counted our defense out, said Green, back from missing one game with an ankle injury.Curry scored 25 points with four 3-pointers, and Thompson added 20 points as Golden States Big Three each reached 20 points for the second consecutive game.The Warriors won their seventh straight home game and fifth in a row against Atlanta at Oracle Arena.Durant knocked down a 3-pointer with 2:57 left in the third quarter that pulled Golden State to 76-73. Then, as the period wound down, he dribbled over midcourt and found Ian Clark for a long 3 to beat the buzzer and cut Atlantas advantage to 81-80.Durants jumper to start the fourth put the Warriors ahead, and Andre Iguodala followed with back-to-back baskets. Iguodala finished with 12 points, five rebounds and five assists.Dennis Schroder scored 24 points for the Hawks, and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 10 against his fathers former team. Dwight Howard added 14 points and 16 rebounds, while Paul Millsap had 14 points and 14 boards.We got to 100 and we havent seen that in a while, Millsap said. Its a good start. We played a tough team, a good team, so well build on the positives.Durant had a double-double in consecutive games for the second time this season and had his sixth performance with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.Nobody can guard him, thats pretty much it, said Iguodala, who spent years trying to stop KD.In the first half, the Warriors hardly looked like their usual efficient selves on either end and trailed at halftime for the fourth time and second at home. They committed 11 turnovers that led to 16 points for Atlanta, got burned on defense while giving up easy baskets and missed their own open looks in shooting just 45.2 percent.Green returned after missing Saturdays hard-fought win against Minnesota because of a bruised left ankle sustained in a collision a night earlier at the Lakers that left Clark with a throat injury. Clark also sat out Saturday.Green quickly made an impact in this one, forcing a turnover on Atlantas first possession and emphatically pointing to signal it was Golden States ball. He dished out seven assists and first made a big block against Schroder before stuffing Kent Bazemore to finish with four blocks.The Warriors had double-digit blocks for an NBA-best fourth time this season.That was amazing. I dont know if Ive ever seen a sequence like that from one guy, coach Steve Kerr said. Draymonds amazing. He literally can guard anybody in the league.KD BOBBLEHEADSome fans lined up in their cars at the Oracle gates at lunchtime for a chance to be among the first 10,000 to receive the first Durant bobblehead with the Warriors.At the gates where the coveted dolls waited, members of the event staff closely guarded the special souvenirs.TIP-INSHawks: Atlantas bench contributed 37 points. ... The Hawks dropped to 4-1 on the second night of back-to-backs. ... Atlanta is 0-3 on the road against Western Conference teams and hasnt beaten the Warriors away from home since Feb. 25, 2011. ... The Hawks held a 51-41 rebounding advantage, falling to 8-3 when winning the battle on the boards.Warriors: Golden State is 5-0 vs. Eastern Conference teams after going 27-3 against the East last season. ... Durant was chosen Western Conference Player of the Week, his 25th such honor and first since joining Golden State. During a 4-0 week by the Warriors, he averaged 24.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 2.75 blocks and a steal in 32.3 minutes.UP NEXTHawks: Atlanta concludes a five-game road trip Wednesday at Phoenix.Warriors: Golden State hosts Houston on Thursday, going for its ninth straight win in the series, fifth in a row at home and 10th of 12 overall.Simon Mignolet Belgium Jersey . After dropping their final six games of December, the Wild opened the new calendar year with four consecutive wins. Following a loss to Colorado on Saturday, Minnesota rebounded the following night to blank Nashville 4-0, but then had the tables turned on them Tuesday. Thorgan Hazard Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. http://www.soccerbelgiumteamonline.com/Vincent-Kompany-UEFA-European-Belgium-Jersey/ . The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., captured a World Cup downhill event Saturday, his second this year and fifth career victory on the circuit. Thibaut Courtois Belgium Jersey . Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently the second highest scorers in the league but Wenger insists Walcott will add something extra to his team. Axel Witsel Jersey . Thousands of Southern California fans enveloped the Trojans to celebrate an improbable win secured by an interim coach, an inconsistent kicker and a thin defence that wouldnt break.CHICAGO -- Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau got a loud ovation during pregame introductions before his first game back in Chicago, and his Timberwolves made it a triumphant return.Zach LaVine scored 24 points, Andrew Wiggins added 23 and Minnesota rallied to beat the Bulls 99-94 on Tuesday night.The Timberwolves wiped out a 21-point deficit and got Thibodeau a victory in his first game in Chicago since the Bulls fired him in an acrimonious split in 2015.There were far more great times than there were real problem times, Thibodeau said. In the end, it didnt end great, but most of the time things were good. Im proud of what our team did. I loved being here and thats how I look at it.Gorgui Dieng and Karl-Anthony Towns each scored 16 points, and the Timberwolves snapped a four-game losing streak.Jimmy Butler led Chicago with 27 points, and Robin Lopez added 14. But the Bulls continued a pattern of letdowns against losing teams, this time falling to one that came in tied for the NBAs worst record. And, of course, they lost to their former coach.There wasnt really any emotions, it was just about trying to get a win, Chicagos Taj Gibson said. Trying to keep them down. Thats a struggling team.That wasnt what the Timberwolves expected when they hired Thibodeau. After all, the Bulls went 255-139 and made the playoffs in all five of his seasons, including a run to the 2011 Eastern Conference finals with MVP Derrick Rose leading the way.I know what these guys are doing in there, Thibodeau said. I know what Im doing in there. And thats all that matters. If were doing each and everything you can do every day, thats all that matter.BIG RALLYThe Timberwolves looked like they were going to get blown out, down 38-22 after the first quarter and trailing by 21 in the second. Instead, they closed the half on a 22-5 run to pull within four.Minnesota was leading 91-87 in the games closing minutes when Butler threw down an alley-oop dunk off a feed from Dwyane Wade in transition and nailed a fadeaway jumper off a steal to tie it with 1:34 remaining.ddddddddddddWiggins then hit a pullup jumper and LaVine scored on a reverse layup to make it 95-91 with 52 seconds left.Wade picked up two technical fouls and was ejected with 14.1 seconds left after his driving layup was blocked by LaVine. Butler also got called for a foul on the play.It all led to Ricky Rubio hitting two technical free throws and LaVine making two foul shots to make it 99-91, sealing the win for Minnesota.It was frustration and I told the truth, so I got kicked out, Wade said.QUOTABLEI feel like were good enough to have those results. Weve been in every game. We were winning or really close throughout almost every game that weve played, so it shows that record could be flipped. There are a lot of games we should have won. -- LaVine on the Timberwolves expectations.TIP-INSTimberwolves: The Timberwolves had allowed at least 100 points in nine straight games. ... The 38 points were the most the Timberwolves allowed in the first quarter this season. That also matched a season high for any quarter. ... Nemanja Bjelica played nine minutes after missing the previous two games because of a sore right ankle.Bulls: Chicago is 5-6 against teams with losing records. ... G Rajon Rondo sat out the game because of a sprained right ankle after landing awkwardly near the end of practice on Monday. ... Coach Fred Hoiberg said G Michael Carter-Williams has a pretty important doctors appointment on Friday that could determine if he returns from left wrist and left knee injuries next week. He has been sidelined since Oct. 31.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Host Houston on Saturday.Bulls: Visit Milwaukee on Thursday. ' ' '

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