ATLANTA (AP)—For 47 minutes, Gilbert Arenas looked like a confident scorer with his outside shooting and driving layups.
In the final minute, Arenas became just as confident on the defensive end.
The game was tied 113-113 with 21.3 seconds to play with the Hawks inbounding. Arenas intercepted the pass from Shareef Abdur-Rahim to Dan Dickau and took the ball in for a layup and a 115-113 lead with 16 seconds to play.
“Coming out of the huddle I said ‘I’m going to steal the ball’,” Arenas said. “Most big men who take it out throw it to the back hand and I went to the back part (of Dickau). It was one of my plays I like to do. I’ve had plenty of those in my lifetime.”
Atlanta’s Dion Glover tied his career-high with 28 points, but missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it with 2 seconds remaining.
Jason Richardson scored 24 for the Warriors, who improved to 7-16 on the road in their first stop on a four-game trip.
With its 22nd victory, Golden State surpassed its win total from 2001-02.
Glenn Robinson scored 25 for the Hawks, who trailed by as many as 22 points. Dickau helped the Hawks rally from 15 down in the fourth quarter by scoring 12 of his career-high 16 points.
“I thought the game was out of reach,” said Golden State’s Antawn Jamison. “We were coming down taking quick shots. We’d been doing a pretty good job of protecting leads recently. Tonight we got a little lackadaisical.”
The Warriors, 14th in the NBA in 3-point percentage (.345), made 10 of 19 3-point attempts (52.6 percent). Arenas shot 14-of-19, including 4-of-6 on 3-pointers.
The Hawks led 22-15 with 4:40 left in the first quarter, but the Warriors shot 7-of-9 on 3s in the first half and led 64-46.
“The first half was very poor,” said Atlanta coach Terry Stotts. “We didn’t have any pride at the defensive end. We didn’t play together. We dug a big hole. Second half we just played hard, played defense and the offense kind of worked itself out and we put ourselves in a position to win the game.”
Arenas and Richardson combined for 38 points in the first half.
When the Hawks went down 80-58 midway through the third quarter, the boos started in Philips Arena.
The Hawks rallied after Stotts pulled starting guard Jason Terry, who couldn’t guard Arenas or Richardson. The Warriors missed 13 of their last 15shots of the third period and Atlanta rallied to pull to 86-79.
The Hawks placed forward Chris Crawford on the injured list with a left knee irritation. Crawford has played in five games this season. Ira Newble was activated after missing eight games with knee soreness. … Golden State head coach Eric Musselman was an assistant coach for two years for the Hawks before being named Warriors head coach.. Corey Benjamin’s 10-day contract was notrenewed by the Hawks.