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With Curry out, Green rescues Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — Draymond Green hit an off-balance 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 40.2 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors escaped with a 109-105 win against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night while Stephen Curry watched in street clothes with an injured ankle.

Andrew Bogut saved the ball from going out of bounds, and then Green got the shot off just in time with his legs splitting in the air while avoiding Kent Bazemore's diving steal attempt.

Klay Thompson made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:54 remaining and another big basket at the 11.4-second mark on the way to 26 points. The Warriors won their second straight overtime game to earn a franchise-best 43rd straight regular-season home victory and 25th in a row this season.

Golden State (54-5) can tie the Bulls' 44-game unbeaten mark at home from March 30, 1995, to April 4, 1996, when the Warriors host Oklahoma City on Thursday. They are also chasing the '95-96 Chicago team's record 72-win season.

The Warriors won their sixth straight overall, improved to 5-0 in OT and haven't lost at Oracle Arena since a 113-111 defeat to the Bulls on Jan. 27, 2015.

Atlanta's Paul Millsap missed a wide open 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in regulation, and then Thompson and Bogut each missed potential winning shots in the closing seconds.

Millsap scored 19 points for Atlanta, which rallied from a 14-point deficit to force overtime before dropping to 0-4 in OT.

Reigning NBA MVP Curry sat out with a tender left ankle he injured at Oklahoma City on Saturday night before hitting the long, winning 3-pointer in overtime. Curry, with three straight 40-point games, was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 43.8 points over four games.

No Curry equaled some no-shows as many prime seats were vacant.

LAKERS 107, NETS 101: At Los Angeles, D'Angelo Russell scored 39 points and hit two of his eight 3-pointers in the final minute to lead Los Angeles over Brooklyn. While Kobe Bryant sat out with a sore right shoulder, the Lakers snapped their eight-game losing streak with a spectacular game from the 20-year-old Russell, who scored 16 points in the fourth quarter and went 14 for 21 from the field. Brook Lopez had 23 points before fouling out with 2:43 left for the Nets.

HEAT 129, BULLS 111: At Miami, Hassan Whiteside scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Miami set a franchise record by shooting 67.5 percent. Joe Johnson added 24 points in his Miami home debut. The previous Heat record for shooting percentage in a regular-season game was 63.4 percent on Dec. 16, 2013, against Utah. Chicago was within 108-102 with 5:14 left, before Miami finished on a 21-9 run.

HORNETS 126, SUNS 92: At Charlotte, N.C., Kemba Walker scored 26 points, leading the Hornets to the runaway win. Al Jefferson had 19 points and seven rebounds for Charlotte, which has won nine of 12. Nicolas Batum and reserve Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points apiece. The Suns had five players score in double figures in their 16th consecutive road loss. Alex Len had 18 points and 12 rebounds.

MAVERICKS 121, MAGIC 108: At Dallas, Wesley Matthews scored 21 points, and Dallas beat Orlando for its third straight win. The Mavericks made a season-high 56 percent of their field goal attempts (43 for 77). Zaza Pachulia had his 24th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, and Chandler Parsons and J.J. Barea each had 17. Ersan Ilyasova scored 22 points for the Magic.