Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
ATLANTA -- The Golden State Warriors were running on fumes by the time they got to Atlanta for the last game of a seven-game road trip. But coach Mark Jackson wasn't going to let his team settle for going home with a 5-2 record when they had a chance to make franchise history by finishing the trip 6-1. You never know, he figures, when one game will make a difference in making the playoffs. Tired legs and all, the Warriors rode a 62-point first half to a 115-93 drubbing of the Hawks Saturday night at Philips Arena. Playing the second of back-to-back games, the Warriors (16-8) had five players in double figures and led by as many as 27 points in the third quarter. "I told them before the game," Jackson said, "I'm tired so I know they're tired. Physically beat up, ready to get home. That's no excuse; 6-1 sounds better than 5-2. The good teams make sure that they finish the course. "Our bench was off the charts, and defensively we really paid attention to detail and took them out ...
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