Jonathan Kuminga tied a franchise record by making all 11 of his shots in a 25-point performance and the Golden State Warriors honored the memory of Dejan Milojevic with a 134-112 romp over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in San Francisco.
The evening began with an on-court tribute to Milojevic, the former Hawks summer-league coach and three-year Warriors assistant who died on Jan. 17 after having a heart attack at a Golden State team dinner the previous night in Salt Lake City.
Playing their first game in nine days after two postponements, the Warriors responded to the emotional pregame ceremony with a 38-point first quarter and rarely looked back while snapping a two-game losing streak.
Stephen Curry chipped in with 25 points for Golden State, and Klay Thompson added 24.
Dejounte Murray had 23 points and Jalen Johnson 21 for the Hawks, who dropped both games on a three-day Northern California swing without Trae Young, sidelined due to a concussion.
Kuminga’s 11-for-11 shooting night matched that of Chris Mullin at Miami on Dec. 1, 1990.
Kuminga also found time for a team-high nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks for Golden State, which shot 56 percent overall and 48.5 percent (16 of 33) on 3-point attempts.
Curry, whose eight assists were a game high, shot 5-for-8 from 3-point range and Thompson went 5-for-10 from deep for the Warriors.
In his second game since missing 16 straight as the result of a suspension, Draymond Green contributed 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals to the win. Andrew Wiggins (12), Dario Saric (10) and Brandin Podziemski (10) also scored in double figures for Golden State.
Murray shot 7-for-19 and Johnson 8-for-16 for the Hawks, who finished at 41.5 percent overall and 32.6 percent (14 of 43) on 3-point tries. Murray also found time for seven rebounds and a team-high seven assists, while Johnson had nine rebounds and six assists.
Clint Capela had the game’s only double-double with 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Hawks, while Saddiq Bey added 18 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic had 17 and Patty Mills put up 13.
The clubs will complete their two-game season series on Feb. 3 in Atlanta.