Durant got in to it with Green on the Warriors' bench when the forward did not pass the ball in the final possession of regulation. Instead, he turned the ball over, despite Durant being open. The arguments reportedly continued on in to the locker room after the game, with multiple teammates loudly calling Green out. Head coach Steve Kerr announced the decision to suspend him earlier Tuesday evening.
Back on the floor, Durant had a key jumper to help hold off the Hawks late, while Jerebko recorded his first double-double since January of 2016. Quin Cook got the start for the injured Curry and recorded six assists, while the Warriors finished with 28 of them as a team.
The Warriors also stepped up on the defensive end, holding star rookie point guard Trae Young to just four points on 2-for-21 shooting, including a dismal 0-for-5 from three-point range. The loss for Atlanta was their eighth in a row overall against the Warriors, and seventh straight defeat at Oracle Arena.
Golden State got off to a slow start, shooting just 6-for-21 in the first quarter, including 2-for-9 from beyond the arc. They will be without Curry for at least the next three games due to his groin injury, as they move on to visit the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Meanwhile, the Hawks continue their road trip on Thursday in Denver against the Nuggets.