Dennis Schroder benched after Dwight Howard tiff: 'Don't understand Coach's decision'

Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 24 points to carry the Warriors to a 119-111 victory Monday over the Hawks, whose chances were ruined by an argument on the court that led to Dennis Schroder sitting most of the second half. Triangle, I guess. I'm a little bit surprised they didn't play him more, honestly, though it's hard to find minutes for both him and Willy Hernangomez (13 minutes) while playing Kristaps at the center against a small-ball team. But Iguodala and the Warriors bench picked up the slack, outscoring the Atlanta reserves 55-37. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points, four rebounds and five assists while Kent Bazemore had 18 points.

However, Schroder was hooked with 9:30 left in the third quarter, with coach Mike Budenholzer clearly unhappy with his defensive work.

Despite the controversy, the Hawks were still in the game.

"I don't think anybody thinks now is the time", Hornacek said on Sunday. "Maybe I'm too competitive".

PACERS 97, HAWKS 96: Glenn Robinson III hit a 3-pointer with sixth-tenths of a second remaining, Paul George scored 34 points and IN rallied IN the closing minutes to win at Atlanta. "But I don't get that one".

The move game the game a retro feel, at least for one half.

Budenholzer was tight-lipped, calling it a "coaching decision".

Schroder has run into other problems in his first year as a Hawks starter. The home team in particular.

It was so quiet in fact that you could hear Carmelo Anthony counting in his head all the minutes he was sitting during the second quarter. Curry had just seven points on 2-of-6 shooting. "If it gets to a point where we look at it and say, 'Let's get these young guys an opportunity, ' then we'll do that".

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Howard: "Listen, we're a team". LeBron will want to prove that Durant can't get over the mountain that LeBron has formed in the way of his coveted ring that he came to Golden State to get. Get on the same page.

Outspoken Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was blunt when asked his opinion, saying the idea was "trash" and that it ruined the rhythm of the game. "It just cost us a 3".

He came through when we needed him most, and no, we never forget that he can play.

Hawks: Paul Millsap had 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Howard said disagreements are bound to pop up during the course of the season.

Backup big man David Lee said he fully expects the Warriors to bounce back from their "slump" and the loss of Durant to a knee injury.

Former Warrior (for a few hours) Jose Calderon has hooked on with the Hawks, ending his circuitous route to an National Basketball Association roster after gaining his release from the Los Angeles Lakers.

It was the third straight loss for Atlanta. He said it had a direct impact on the quality of play.

"We have to figure it out, me and coach", Schroder said.

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