With the win, the Warriors move to 50-5 -- taking one less game than the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls to hit 50 wins. Those same Bulls hold the NBA record Golden State is chasing with a 72-10 overall regular season record.
On the other side, Atlanta falls to 31-27 -- trailing the Indiana Pacers (30-26) by two percentage points for the #5 seed in the East.
Stephen Curry was electric for the Warriors all night long, cashing in 36 points while pacing the team to a 70-47 lead midway through the third quarter.
However, as they've done several times before this season, the Warriors relaxed a little too much on defense with the big lead -- coming up on the wrong end of a 28-6 run before Atlanta seized the lead early in the fourth and sent their sellout crowd into a frenzy.
But, the Warriors pushed back late on a Curry shooting barrage which led to him wiggling his shoulders in front of the Atlanta bench. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson chipped in 27 behind Steph.
Al Horford led the Hawks with 23 points.
Check out highlights of Curry's 36-point, eight-assist, six-rebound night below (courtesy of NBA Highlights):Back to the Golden State Warriors Newsfeed